Platform9 Managed OpenStack (PMO) Overview

What is PMO

Platform9 Managed OpenStack (PMO) is a SaaS-Managed OpenStack offering. PMO deploys, manages, upgrades, and monitors your OpenStack cloud on your private infrastructure, simplifying all aspects of operating a virtualized private cloud by remotely managing all of the day-2 operations.

PMO is deployed using a unique and powerful Software-as-a-Service model, where a cloud hosted management plane remotely deploys, manages, monitors and upgrades your OpenStack private cloud environment on your on-premises infrastructure, including your servers, storage, networking. This deployment model enables us to guarantee 24x7x365 SLA for your virtualized environment.

PMO is made up of core OpenStack services including: Nova, Neutron, Ironic, Glance, Cinder, Heat, Ceilometer, and Keystone, building the foundation to run your business.

As a cloud administrator or a self-service user, you can set up and interact with various components of PMO through the Clarity SaaS portal, with zero knowledge of OpenStack, or OpenStack CLI commands. With a few simple clicks, your Platform9 dashboard starts offering visibility into your infrastructure across compute, storage, network, and existing workloads — and your OpenStack cloud is live. And as a Platform9 cloud administrator, you can configure and manage OpenStack resources that are to be used by self-service users, with Clarity.

Benefits of PMO

See Benefits of PMO for more details.

Who is this documentation for?

The PMO documentation is for administrators and operators of PMO who are responsible for creating and maintaining virtualized infrastructure and associated networking and storage components for their organization. This is not intended to be general purpose OpenStack documenation. Refer here for official OpenStack documentation.

Getting started

Getting started with PMO is very easy. Refer to Quick Setup Guide For PMO to understand how to get started.

Understand the Architecture

Refer to PMO Architecture for an in-depth understanding of how PMO works.

Release Highlights

See updates on what was added to latest PMO releases here

Review the matrix of supported OpenStack services and their version info in the Support Matrix


Refer to PMO Troubleshooting for more info.


PMO tutorials provide recipes for commonly performed tasks on PMO. Refer to PMO Tutorials for more info.