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Please feel free to reach out to us at as private cloud setups vary per provider and individual cloud environment criteria. Our team is here to answer questions and provide additional help as you begin this setup process.

Complete the steps outlined below to begin using Scalr with OpenStack.

The links below will take to the relevant instructions paragraph on this page.

Add Your OpenStack Credentials

Why Does Scalr Need Credentials?

Cloud Credentials are needed by Scalr to manage your cloud infrastructure on your behalf. You can obtain the Cloud Credentials required by Scalr through your Cloud Services Provider.

Scalr needs access to your OpenStack Cloud, so you'll need to provide Cloud Credentials. You'll have to provide your existing credentials, or create a new tenant for Scalr-managed infrastructure.

For a detailed walkthrough on how to do so, read this page: Adding OpenStack Credentials - Walkthrough.

Create Roles for OpenStack

Network and firewall configuration

Before you start, ensure that your network and firewall configurations are correct and correspond to the information found on this page: OpenStack Configuration

Scalr needs to be aware of OpenStack Images before you can launch Servers (Instances) on OpenStack. Those Images must also have Scalr's "Scalarizr" agent installed on them. To do so, you'll have to add Roles to Scalr, and associate OpenStack Images with them. 

Start with launching a Server with a supported OS (view Importing a non-Scalr Server) from your OpenStack control panel. Then, follow the steps described in Importing a non-Scalr Server.

You might want to repeat this process multiple times to create multiple Scalr Roles. For example, you could create one Role for each Built-in Role Automation that Scalr supports.

Get Started With Scalr

To get started with Scalr, we recommend that you follow the 3 Tier Web Application - Deployment tutorial.

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