The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Mitaka for RPM-based distributions - CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds and Mitaka is the 13th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 2500 contributors from around the world. (Source)

See RedHatStack for a brief overview of what's new in Mitaka.

The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests, and maintains a complete OpenStack component set for RHEL and CentOS Linux and is a founding member of the CentOS Cloud Infrastructure SIG. The Cloud Infrastructure SIG focuses on delivering a great user experience for CentOS Linux users looking to build and maintain their own on-premise, public or hybrid clouds.

All work on RDO, and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream first.

For a complete list of what's in RDO, see the RDO projects yaml file.

Getting Started

There are three ways to get started with RDO.

To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware, try the RDO QuickStart You can run RDO on a single node to get a feel for how it works.

For a production deployment of RDO, use the TripleO Quickstart and you'll be running a production cloud in short order.

Finally, if you want to try out OpenStack, but don't have the time or hardware to run it yourself, visit TryStack, where you can use a free public OpenStack instance, running RDO packages, to experiment with the OpenStack management interface and API, launch instances, configure networks, and generally familiarize yourself with OpenStack

Getting Help

The RDO Project participates in a Q&A service at ask.openstack.org, for more developer oriented content we recommend joining the rdo-list mailing list. Remember to post a brief introduction about yourself and your RDO story. You can also find extensive documentation on the RDO docs site.

We also welcome comments and requests on the CentOS Mailing lists and the CentOS IRC Channels (#centos on irc.freenode.net), however we have a more focused audience in the RDO venues.

Getting Involved

To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, see the RDO community pages and the CentOS Cloud SIG page. See also the RDO packaging documentation.

Join us in #rdo on the Freenode IRC network, and follow us at @RDOCommunity on Twitter.

And, if you're going to be in Austin for the OpenStack Summit two weeks from now, join us on Thursday at 4:40pm for the RDO community BoF.