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.

Rating: 5/5


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.

Rating: 5/5


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/

Rating: 5/5


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.

Rating: 5/5


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

Rating: 5/5


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.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 05

VMware Integrated OpenStack – Adding Networks

This video demonstrates how users can create networks for their OpenStack deployment using both the Horizon graphical user interface and the Neutron CLI.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 02

VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware Integrated OpenStack is a VMware-supported OpenStack distribution (distro) that makes it easier for IT to run a production-grade OpenStack-based deployment on top of their existing VMware infrastructure. Building on their existing expertise, VMware administrators can foster innovation and agility by providing their developers with simple vendor-neutral OpenStack APIs on top of VMware’s best-of-breed Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) infrastructure. Key administration capabilities, including install, upgrade, troubleshooting, and cost-visibility are provided via deep integration with already familiar VMware management tools, enabling fast time to innovation and lower total cost of ownership.

VMware Integrated OpenStack enables IT administrators to deploy and manage a production grade OpenStack quickly and easily on top of their VMware infrastructure.

What’s New in Integrated OpenStack 2.5

Available for all vSphere Enterprise Plus Customers

VMware Integrated OpenStack is available for free for all new and existing vSphere Enterprise Plus customers, vSphere with Operations Manager (vSOM) Enterprise Plus customers, and all vCloud Suite customers. Support for VMware Integrated OpenStack is optional and can be purchased separately.

Developer Friendly OpenStack Services and APIs

Deliver OpenStack APIs to your development teams on top of your existing VMware infrastructure.

Reliable Production Grade OpenStack

Deliver OpenStack on VMware’s best of breed SDDC infrastructure components including the most trusted hypervisor (VMware vSphere), breakthrough network virtualization platform (VMware NSX) and the industry leader in hyper-converged storage (VMware Virtual SAN).

Simplified OpenStack Deployment and Operation

Leverage your existing expertise to deploy, operate and upgrade OpenStack on VMware infrastructure quickly and easily using familiar VMware cloud management platform tools and technologies.

Single Support Contact

Get VMware support for both OpenStack and the underlying VMware infrastructure. Support for VMware Integrated OpenStack is optional and can be purchased separately.

Technical Information

Learn about the new features and enhancements.
What’s New in Integrated OpenStack 2.5

Download

VMware Integrated OpenStack Datasheet PDF
VMware Integrated OpenStack FAQs

Rating: 5/5


May 20

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) v2.5

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) v2.5 is now GA – What’s New?

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Pete Cruz

We are very excited about this newest release of VMware Integrated OpenStack. This release continues to advance VIO as the easiest and fastest route to build an OpenStack cloud on top of vSphere, NSX and Virtual SAN So, what’s in this release? Continue reading the learn more about the latest features in VMware Integrated OpenStack v2.5.

What is VMware Integrated OpenStack

  • Seamlessly Leverage Existing VM Templates
  • Smaller Management Footprint
  • Troubleshooting & Monitoring Out-of-the Box
  • Neutron Layer 2 Gateway Support
  • Optimized for NFV
  • Support for vSphere Standard Edition with NSX

Seamlessly Leverage Existing VM Templates

Customers can now seamlessly leverage their existing vSphere templates and start consuming them via standard OpenStack APIs. The ability to now directly import vSphere VM templates into OpenStack as Glance images eliminates the manual steps required for converting VMs to Glance images. This enables the pre-seeding of images resulting in faster deployment time.

Smaller Management Footprint

Concerned with the amount of resources the management control plane of your OpenStack Framework consumes? This release offers a simplified architecture that requires fewer hardware resources but still provides the same level of resilience, scale and performance as previous releases. This simplified architecture reduces that footprint by 50% saving you resource costs and reducing overall operational complexity.

Troubleshooting & Monitoring Out-of-the Box

VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 includes built-in CLI tools for troubleshooting and monitoring your OpenStack deployment. You can easily monitor the status of various OpenStack services, trace API calls and capture usage statistics of OpenStack process out of the box without having to install any additional agents or tools.

Neutron Layer 2 Gateway Support

Layer 2 gateway services now available via Neutron allow the virtual network to be bridged to any physical network environment. This integration provides a unified user experience and the ability to seamlessly integrate with any cloud management platform.

  • Enabling programmatic connection of VLANs to logical networks
  • Offering the choice of NSX L2 gateway services across access switches, core/aggregation switches and edge routers to bridge virtual and physical networks in any data center topology
  • Allows flexible workload placement and workload mobility

Optimized for NFV

Improved support for NFV workloads with features such as per-tenant capacity subscription, fine grained instance performance tuning and SR-IOV, you can pre-assign capacity subscriptions for tenants ensuring that capacity is guaranteed for consumers regardless of defined quotas.

Support for vSphere Standard Edition with NSX

Customers using VMware NSX can now deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack on vSphere Standard.

Ready to try VMware Integrated Openstack? Try our free Hands on Lab, or download it now.

Rating: 5/5