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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Upgrade Issues? Not with VIO!

An OpenStack cloud upgrade can be a challenging task for administrators as they manage numerous considerations:

  • How do I upgrade each service’s components while mitigating user impact?
  • Can I skip one or more OpenStack releases during my upgrade, or must I upgrade to every single release between my current implementation and the latest community release?
  • Which control plane services are implemented in the OpenStack deployment and need to be upgraded?
  • How does each OpenStack service’s high availability configuration alter my upgrade process?
  • What is my change control window and will any required service outages remain within required service level agreements (SLA)?

At each OpenStack Summit, there are multiple sessions that discuss these topics, and the Austin Summit was no exception with VMware participating in an upgrade experts’ panel. Continue reading

OpenStack 2.5: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5 is GA – What’s New?

We are very excited about this newest release of VMware Integrated OpenStack, OpenStack 2.5. 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 to learn more about the latest features in VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.5, which is available for download now.

  1. Seamlessly Leverage Existing VM Templates
  2. Smaller Management Footprint
  3. Support for vSphere Standard Edition with NSX
  4. Troubleshooting & Monitoring Out of the Box
  5. Neutron Layer 2 Gateway Support
  6. Optimized for NFV

Continue reading

OpenStack Cloud Design on VMware

OpenStack private clouds are still a new concept for some VMware Administrators. Periodically, our team gets questions regarding why VMware is participating in the OpenStack Foundation or how mature the cloud framework really is.

Steve Tegeler is the DIrector of NSBU Systems Engineers with responsibility for OpenStack customers. He recently presented on these very topics to help VMware users understand the value of OpenStack as well as understand how success can be achieved with OpenStack deployments on VMware infrastructure.

You can see the recordings of his talks in the videos that follow.

Why OpenStack Cloud?

 

VMware Integrated OpenStack Architecture and Stability

 

Want to learn more about VMware Integrated OpenStack? Check out the VMware Integrated OpenStack product page and our free Hands-On Lab!