Introducing Autopilot

The easiest way to build a highly resilient OpenStack cloud.

  • Canonical’s OpenStack Autopilot builds and manages a highly resilient OpenStack cloud from the bare metal up
  • Accelerates installation and implements best practice architectures based on resources available
  • OpenStack Autopilot is part of Landscape, our management tool for Ubuntu, sold through Ubuntu Advantage
  • Try OpenStack Autopilot on up to 10 machines for free. When you need to scale your cloud, you can buy extra Ubuntu Advantage licenses

Get started with OpenStack Autopilot

Landscape screenshot

How Autopilot works on your own hardware

Before you start

You need to get at least five machines to run OpenStack and you need to install Ubuntu Server on one of them.

  1. 1

    Use MAAS to register your machines

    Using MAAS, you setup the rest of the servers and define your network.

  2. 2

    Build your cloud with Autopilot

    Select your OpenStack configuration. Choose your hypervisor (KVM), networking (Open vSwitch, Open Daylight) and storage components (Ceph, Swift and iSCSI). Add your hardware and install.

  3. 3

    Start using your cloud

    Using the OpenStack dashboard create users and virtual machines and try out your cloud

  4. 4

    Monitor and scale out

    Using Autopilot’s dashboard, you can monitor your cloud utilisation and add hardware to scale-out as needed.

Build your own cloud now

How much does it cost?

You can try OpenStack Autopilot for free, but you need to purchase Ubuntu Advantage when you use more than 10 machines. Ubuntu Advantage is our enterprise management and support service. It gives you Landscape to monitor and manage your cloud, and access to 24/7 phone and email support.


Up to ten machines


Per VM per hour


Annual cost per server

What do you need to build an OpenStack cloud with Autopilot?

  • At least five machines with two disks
  • Two machines with x2 network interfaces (NICs)

Get started with OpenStack Autopilot