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Getting Started with OpenStack and VMware vSphere White Paper

Folks! it’s finally here. The first official Getting Started OpenStack and VMware vSphere White Paper. This paper is focus around the ease of deployment and integration of OpenStack frameworks onto vSphere environments with VMware’s Virtual OpenStack Virtual Appliances (VOVA). This guide provides logical diagrams showcasing the different OpenStack Projects VMware vSphere currently integrate with. Included are also a few procedures and examples on how to get you stated playing with OpenStack on vSphere quickly.

vSphere has a long history of being a stable and resilient platform that offers many benefits to host cloud infrastructures. As an enterprise-class hypervisor with production-level features and support, vSphere is an excellent solution for enhancing OpenStack. Many vSphere features facilitate the implementation of OpenStack by simplifying configuration and reducing the number of steps required to provide resources.

vSphere platform capabilities are exposed to OpenStack using drivers that map OpenStack requests into equivalents that VMware solutions can interpret. VMware provides these drivers to the OpenStack community free of charge. Drivers for Cinder and Nova. Significant effort is being applied to the creation of additional drivers, such as one that leverages VMware NSX™ to provide advanced networking functionality via Neutron.

Feel free to download the white paper directly through this link or from the VMware technical papers resource page. For the latest and greatest information about any related OpenStack and VMware vSphere related information please visit the VMware OpenStack community site.

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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.

One thought on “Getting Started with OpenStack and VMware vSphere White Paper

  1. Sam

    I glad to hear this. I am assuming this will allow my applications to connect to cloud service so some sort? I don’t think my version is doing this currently…


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