Integrating OpenStack Omni with Amazon Web Services through Platform9 Managed OpenStack

Platform9 supports integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) through the OpenStack Omni (Omni) project. With Omni, you can manage your on-premise resources and public cloud resources through a single user interface provided by Platform9 Clarity UI.

Omni integrates with AWS to facilitate hybrid cloud management through Platform9 Clarity UI.

Follow the steps given below to integrate Omni with AWS.

  1. Obtain the AWS Identity Access Management (IAM) policy available on the Platform9 Github repository.
  2. Log in to your AWS environment as an administrator, and create a new policy by copy-pasting the contents of the policy obtained from the Platform9 Github repository.
  3. Log in to Platform9 Clarity UI as an administrator, and navigate to Infrastructure>AWS.
  4. Click Add AWS Credentials. Enter the AWS Access Key ID, AWS Secret Access Key, and select the region and availability zone.
    Click Save Credentials.

Once this is done, Omni automatically discovers the existing AWS resources from your AWS account. Thereafter, you can configure and manage AWS resources such as networks and volumes through Platform9 Clarity UI.


September 24, 2017