OpenStack Charms Deployment Guide

The OpenStack Charms Deployment Guide demonstrates how to build an OpenStack cloud by making use of the tools provided by the OpenStack Charms project. Its aim is to impart a solid understanding of how the cloud is constructed by deploying and configuring Juju charms manually.


For all other information concerning the OpenStack Charms project please refer to the OpenStack Charm Guide.

The Charm Guide also documents an automated cloud deployment method that uses a Juju bundle (see the Getting started tutorial).

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This guide supports Juju version 3.x. Users of Juju 2.9.x seeking guidance can read support note Breaking changes between Juju 2.9.x and 3.x in the Charm Guide.


The software versions used in this guide are as follows:

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy) for the Juju client, Juju controller, and all cloud nodes (including containers)

  • MAAS 3.3.4

  • Juju 3.1.5

  • OpenStack 2023.2 (Bobcat)

Cloud description

For easy adoption the cloud will be minimal. Nevertheless, it will be capable of both performing some real work and scaling to fit more ambitious projects. High availability will not be implemented beyond natively HA applications (Ceph, MySQL, OVN, and RabbitMQ).


The procedure consists of the following steps: