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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.


–       Enjoy

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Rawlinson Rivera

About Rawlinson Rivera

Rawlinson is a Principal Architect working in the Office of CTO for the Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. Focus on defining and communicating VMware’s product vision and strategy, and an active advisor for VMware's product roadmap and portfolio. Responsibilities revolved around connecting VMware's R&D team with customers, partners and the field. Serve as a partner and trusted adviser to VMware's customers primarily in the US. Rawlinson specialize on cloud enterprise architectures, software-defined storage, Hyper-converged Infrastructures and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions with focus on Virtual SAN, vSphere Virtual Volumes, as well as storage solutions and technologies for OpenStack and Cloud-Native Applications. Rawlinson is one of the few VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#86) and main author of the blog punchingclouds.com.

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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