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.