Deployment profiles

Deployment profiles

A Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes (MOS) deployment profile is a thoroughly tested and officially supported reference architecture that is guaranteed to work at a specific scale and is tailored to the demands of a specific business case, such as generic IaaS cloud, Network Function Virtualisation infrastructure, Edge Computing, and others.

A deployment profile is defined as a combination of:

  • Services and features the cloud offers to its users.

  • Non-functional characteristics that users and operators should expect when running the profile on top of a reference hardware configuration. Including, but not limited to:

    • Performance characteristics, such as an average network throughput between VMs in the same virtual network.

    • Reliability characteristics, such as the cloud API error response rate when recovering a failed controller node.

    • Scalability characteristics, such as the total amount of virtual routers tenants can run simultaneously.

  • Hardware requirements - the specification of physical servers, and networking equipment required to run the profile in production.

  • Deployment parameters that an operator for the cloud can tweak within a certain range without being afraid of breaking the cloud or losing support.

In addition, the following items may be included in a definition:

  • Compliance-driven technical requirements, such as TLS encryption of all external API endpoints.

  • Foundation-level software components, such as Tungsten Fabric or Open vSwitch as a back end for the networking service.


Mirantis reserves the right to revise the technical implementation of any profile at will while preserving its definition - the functional and non-functional characteristics that operators and users are known to rely on.

Supported deployment profiles


OpenStackDeployment CR Preset


Cloud Provider Infrastructure


Provides the core set of the services an IaaS vendor would need including some extra functionality. The profile is designed to support up to 30 compute nodes and as small number of storage nodes.

The core set of services provided by the profile includes:

  • Compute (Nova with Ceph as a back end for root and ephemeral storage)

  • Images (Glance)

  • Networking (Neutron with Open vSwitch as a back end)

  • Identity (Keystone)

  • Block Storage (Cinder with Ceph as a back end)

  • Orchestration (Heat)

  • Load balancing (Octavia)

  • DNS (Designate)

  • Secret Management (Barbican with SimpleCrypto back end)

  • Web front end (Horizon)

Cloud Provider Infrastructure with Tungsten Fabric


A variation of the Cloud Provider Infrastructure profile with Tugsten Fabric as a back end for networking.