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  1. Access the CCM UI > Admin > Clouds > Add Cloud in the CCM UI main menu.

  2. Select OpenStack, provide a Name and Description for this cloud, and click Save.

  3. Locate the newly-added cloud and click Add Cloud Account to add an account for this cloud family.
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  4. Click Add Cloud Account to add an account for this cloud family. The Add Cloud Account popup displays.


    If OpenStack users do not have full administrator rights, verify that each user (using CloudCenter) has access credentials at a minimum.

    Cloud Account DetailsDescription
    OpenStack User Name/PasswordThe credentials to access this cloud account.
    Default Domain Name (V3)Optional. When you add an OpenStack cloud account, you can choose V2 or V3 OpenStack endpoints: 
    • Not required if you use V2

    • If you use V3, provide either the default Domain ID or Default Domain Name.

    • The cloud region setting validates the region.

    Default Domain ID (V3)

    Default Tenant Name (V3 Project Name)

    Optional. The OpenStack project name.

    Default Domain ID (V3 Project ID)Optional. If set, the Default Tenant ID (OpenStack setting in CloudCenter) has precedence over the Default Tenant Name.
    1. Assign a new cloud account Name.

    2. Select the check box to Track Cloud Costs.

    3. Provide the OpenStack user credentials.

    4. Optional. You can add the Domain ID and Domain Name to configure an OpenStack domain that uses their V3 APIs. If you select a V3 API domain, provide the Domain ID or the Domain Name.

    5. Click Save and verify that the newly added cloud account (see Cloud for additional context on terminology) is displayed in the Clouds page.

    6. Click the Configure Cloud link. The Accounts tab in the Cloud Accounts page displays all configured cloud accounts.
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  5. Click the Regions tab to add a cloud region.
    1. Click Add Cloud Regions.
    2. Select the required regions for this cloud.
    1. Add the Region Name and an optional Display Name for this cloud region.
    2. Click Save.

  6. Click the Edit Cloud Settings link to update the settings for each cloud region.

    • Required settings:

      • Region (the region must be a valid OpenStack region)

      • OpenStack Keystone API Version (the dropdown list includes both v2 and v3 options – select one of these options)
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      • OpenStack Keystone Authentication Endpoint (this setting is not available in the Cloud Account popup, it is only available in the Cloud Region popup)

    • Optional settings:

      • The Instance Naming Strategy, the Instance IPAM Strategy, or the Node Name Config fields. The Region-Level Cloud Settings section provides more details on configuring these values.


        If you Edit Cloud Settings, you must save the changes to the CCO to ensure that these changes are also propagated to CCOs inside a firewall configuration.

        If your CCO is already configured, you must re-register the CCO for these Cloud Settings to take effect.

      • To update the Use Config Drive and Nodes Per Batch fields, see Cloud Configuration. 

      • Effective CloudCenter, you can also configure the Bootable Volume Mapping Required field.

        This field has the following choices:

        • Default: Use this option if your native OpenStack configuration supports the Create Servers OpenStack API.

        • No Blocked Device Mapping Required for Launch: Only use this option if OpenStack is configured along with a third-party infrastructure that is not visible to the CloudCenter platform – if your native OpenStack configuration does not support the Create Servers OpenStack API (with bootable volume mapping).

  7. To complete the cloud configuration, you must register the CCO with the CCM.

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