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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 Senior Technical Marketing Architect in the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing Group at VMware focus on Software-Defined Storage technologies and OpenStack and primarily responsible for Virtual SAN. Previously he was an Architect in VMware's Cloud Infrastructure & Management Professional Services Organization focused on vSphere and Cloud enterprise architectures for VMware's fortune 100, 500 customers. Rawlinson is amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#86), and author of multiple books based on VMware and other technologies.

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

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  2. Joe

    Hi Rawlinson,

    I’ll have to check this out! I’m very interested in OpenStack integration with vSphere. Hope this works out.


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  4. 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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