Sep 30

Install OpenStack in as little as 15 Minutes with compact mode

Deploying OpenStack challenges even the most seasoned, skilled IT organizations. With integrations, configurations, testing, re-testing, stress testing and more. For many, deploying OpenStack appears as an IT ‘Science Project’, wherein the light at the end of the tunnel dims with each passing month.

VMware Integrated OpenStack takes a different approach, reducing the redundancies and confusion of deploying OpenStack with the new Compact Management Control Pane. In the Compact Mode UI, wait minutes, not months. Enterprises seeking to evaluate OpenStack or those that are ready to build OpenStack clouds in the most cost efficient manner now have the ability to deploy in as little as 15 minutes quickly.

The architecture for VMware Integrated OpenStack is optimized to support compact architecture mode, reducing the need for support, overall resource costs, and the operational complexity keeping an enterprise from completing their OpenStack adoption.

The most recent update to VMware Integrated OpenStack focuses on the ease of use and the immense benefit to administrators – access and integration to the VMware ecosystem. The seamless integration of the family of VMware products allows the administrators to leverage their current VMware products to enhance their OpenStack, in combination with the ability to manage workloads through developer friendly OpenStack APIs.

Watch this video and learn how to deploy VIO in 15 minutes or less. If you’re ready to try VIO, take it for a spin with the Hands on Labs that illustrates a step-by-step walkthrough of how to deploy OpenStack in Compact Management Mode in under fifteen minutes.

If you’re ready to deploy OpenStack today, download it now and get started , or dare your IT team to try our VMware Integrated OpenStack Hands-On-Lab , no installation required.

You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish in 15 minutes.

Install OpenStack in as little as 15 Minutes with compact mode. Compact mode is a feature of VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.0.

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Sep 04

What’s New: VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.0

Stack diagram for VMware Integrated OpenStack

Stack diagram for VMware Integrated OpenStack


VMware’s latest OpenStack distribution gives you the new features and enhancements included in the latest Mitaka release, an optimized management control plane architecture, and the ability to leverage existing workloads in your OpenStack cloud.

  • OpenStack Mitaka Support
    VMware Integrated OpenStack customers can now leverage the features and enhancements in the latest Mitaka release that address manageability, scalability and an improved user experience. Mitaka improvements include:

    • Improved day-to-day experience for cloud admins and IT administrators
    • Simplified configuration for Nova compute service
    • Streamlined Keystone identity service is now a one-step process for setting up the identity management features of a cloud network
    • Keystone now supports multi-backend allowing local authentication and AD accounts simultaneously
    • Heat’s convergence engine optimized to handle larger loads and more complex actions for horizontal scaling for improved performance for stateless mode
    • Enhanced OpenStack Client provides a consistent set of calls for creating resources, no longer requiring the need to learn the intricacies of each service API
    • Support for software development kits (SDKs) in various languages
    • New “give me a network,” feature capable of creating a network, attaching a server to it, assigning an IP to that server, and making the network accessible in a single action
  • Easily Import Existing Workloads
  • Customers can now quickly leverage their existing vSphere workloads and start managing them via standard OpenStack APIs. The ability to directly import vSphere VMs into OpenStack and run critical Day 2 operations against them via OpenStack enables you to quickly move your environment to an OpenStack Framework.

  • Compact Management Control Plane
  • Building on enhancements from previous releases, this feature is focused on organizations looking to evaluate OpenStack or to build a small OpenStack cloud for branch locations quickly and cost effectively. The VMware Integrated OpenStack architecture has been optimized to support a compact architecture mode that dramatically reduces the infrastructure footprint saving resource costs and overall operational complexity.

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Sep 03

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Packaging and Pricing FAQ

Packaging and Pricing FAQ

Q. How do I purchase VMware Integrated OpenStack?
A. There is no license cost for VMware Integrated OpenStack, which is distributed separately from VMware vSphere®, vSphere with Operations Management™ and vCloud Suite®. However, if you would like support for VMware Integrated OpenStack, a per CPU annual fee will apply.VMware Integrated OpenStack is currently compatible with vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus, and all editions of vCloud Suite.

Q. How do I get support?
A. You can purchase support for VMware Integrated OpenStack on a per CPU basis.

Q. Is support required if I deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack?
A. No, support is not required. You can use VMware Integrated OpenStack without paying for support. If you decide you want support, you can then purchase support on a per CPU basis.

Q. Why is VMware Integrated OpenStack only compatible with vSphere Enterprise Plus, vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Plus, and vCloud Suite? Can I use VMware Integrated OpenStack with vSphere Standard or vSphere Advanced?
A. VMware Integrated OpenStack currently requires vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) and vSphere Distributed Switch™ (VDS). Both of these features are only available in vSphere Enterprise Plus.

Q. If I have vSphere Enterprise and Virtual SAN or NSX, can I use VMware Integrated OpenStack?
A. Yes. While VMware Integrated OpenStack requires features only included in vSphere Enterprise Plus, you can use VMware Integrated OpenStack if you have vSphere Enterprise and VMware Virtual SAN™ and/or VMware NSX™.

Q. For support, will I be charged per CPU for all CPUs in my environment, or only a portion?
A. You will only be charged for VMware Integrated OpenStack instances for which you want support. At the time you opt in to support, you must designate the number of CPUs for which you will require support

Q. Is there a minimum number of CPUs I must purchase in order to be eligible for VMware Integrated OpenStack support?
A. The minimum support order size is 50 CPUs. You can get support for less than 50 CPUs, but still must purchase support for a minimum of 50 CPUs at a time.

Q. What if I want to purchase support for 51 CPUs?
A. Order sizes do not need to be in increments of 50. You can place an order for any quantity of CPUs that is greater than or equal to 50.

Q. What level of support is provided with VMware Integrated OpenStack?
A. VMware Integrated OpenStack support includes Production level support (Global, 24×7 support). For more information on Production Support, refer to http://www.vmware.com/support.html.

Q. Is Professional Services included with VMware Integrated OpenStack support?
A. No, Professional Services is priced separately. VMware Integrated OpenStack Support is priced per CPU and includes ongoing general support only. For more information on Professional Services, refer to http://www.vmware.com/professional-services.html.

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Download VMware Integrated Openstack 3.0 Packaging and Pricing FAQ.

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Jun 29

VMware vSphere and OpenStack

In this video we describe how OpenStack Compute (Nova) interacts the VMware vSphere product family and enables access to advanced features such as vMotion, High Availability, and Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS). Because individual ESX hosts are not exposed to the Nova scheduler, Nova schedules to the granularity of clusters. When a virtual machine makes its way into a vCenter cluster, it can use all vSphere features. This brings tremendous operational efficiency to an OpenStack-based Cloud without compromising the technical investment already committed to managing and troubleshooting a VMware environment.

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Jun 07

VMware Integrated OpenStack Demo

In this video we provide a short description and demonstration of VMware Integrated OpenStack and the integration between vCenter an vRealize Operations.

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Jun 07

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) at EMC World 2015

EMC TV talks with the Integrated OpenStack (VIO) team with a demo at the VMware booth at EMC World 2015.

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Jun 07

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is now available

Posted on June 1, 2016 by Bill Roth

OpenStack 2.5

For those of you not familiar, VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenStack quickly and easily on top of their VMware infrastructure. For more information, check out http://vmware.com/go/openstack.

Put another way, is a vSphere Web Client Based Deployment. VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is a virtual appliance, which is available for download, that is deployed using the vSphere Web Client. The vSphere Web Client then deploys all the VMs and components needed to create a highly available, production grade OpenStack infrastructure in a few simple steps.

Stack diagram for VMware Integrated OpenStack

Stack diagram for VMware Integrated OpenStack

For more information, on OpenStack 2.5 see http://vmware.com/go/openstack/

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Jun 06

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Maintenance and Administration

This video demonstrates how IT administrators can perform routine OpenStack management operations, such as adding compute and storage capacity, from within the VMware vSphere Web Client.

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Jun 05

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Monitoring and Troubleshooting

This video demonstrates how IT administrators can use VMware vRealize Operations Manager to detect potential issues of the OpenStack deployment and determine possible remedies

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Jun 05

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Adding Projects and Users

This video demonstrates how IT administrators can create users and projects for allocating resources to one or more users.

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