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vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) Demo

Since announcing of the release vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) earlier this summer at VMworld 2013 there has been a great amount of interest on this project. Since then, I have wanted to create a demonstration for VMware customers and the vSphere administrators interested in working with the OpenStack framework on vSphere. The demonstration below showcases the built-in integration between vSphere and the OpenStack projects Nova and Cinder. 

As of today, the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance does not include the configuration for o VMware NSX or Neutron but it is something the Team OpenStack @ VMware is looking into for future updates. It is important to know and understand the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance is not an official VMware product, but only a proof of concept appliance for which VMware does not provide any official technical support. Please visit the VMwareTV YouTube channel for more OpenStack + vSphere demos in the future.


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Rawlinson Rivera

About Rawlinson Rivera

Rawlinson is a Principal Architect in the Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware focused on Software-Defined Storage technologies and primarily responsible for Virtual SAN, vSphere Virtual Volumes, and OpenStack storage related technologies. As a previous Enterprise Architect in VMware's Cloud Infrastructure & Management Professional Services Organization, Rawlinson specialized on vSphere and Cloud enterprise architectures for VMware's fortune 100, 500 customers. Rawlinson is amongst the few VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#86) in the world, and author of multiple books based on VMware and other technologies.

4 thoughts on “vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) Demo

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  3. Stuart

    Hi Rawlinson,

    The product looks great. I’d like to see some SSO integration, support for interspersing ‘openstack’ instances and standard VM’s, and the ability to centrally federate multiple appliances to separate roles and provide redundancy.


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