VMware announced general availability (GA) of VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 on Feb 21 2017. We are truly excited about our latest OpenStack distribution that gives our customers enhanced stability on top of the Mitaka release and streamlined user experience with Single Sign-On support with VMware Identity Manager. For OpenStack Cloud Admins, the 3.1 release is also about enhanced integrations that allows Cloud Admins to further take advantage of the battle tested vSphere Infrastructure & Operations tooling providing enhanced security, OpenStack API performance monitoring, brownfield workload migration, and seamless upgrade between central and distributed OpenStack management control planes.
VIO 3.1 is available for download here. New features include:
- Support for the latest versions of VMware products. VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 supports and is fully compatible with VMware vSphere 6.5, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3, and VMware NSX-T 1.1. To learn more about vSphere 6.5, visit here, vSphere 6.3 and NSXT, visit here.
- NSX Policy Support in Neutron. NSX administrators can define security policies, shared by the OpenStack Cloud Admin with cloud users. Users can either create their own rules, bounded with the predefined ones that can’t be overridden, or only use the predefined, depending on the policy set by the OpenStack Cloud Admin. NSX Provider policy feature allows Infrastructure Admins to enable enhanced security insertion and assurance all workloads are developed and deployed based on standard IT security policies.
- New NFV Features. Further expanding on top of VIO 3.0 capability to leverage existing workloads in your OpenStack cloud, you can now import vSphere VMs with NSX network backing into VMware Integrated OpenStack. The ability to import vSphere VM workloads into OpenStack and run critical Day 2 operations against them via OpenStack APIs enables you to quickly move existing development projects or production workloads to the OpenStack Framework. VM Import steps can be found here. In addition full passthrough support by using VMware DirectPath I/O is supported.
- Seamless update from compact mode to HA mode. If you are updating from VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.0 that is deployed in compact mode to 3.1, you can seamlessly transition to an HA deployment during the update. Upgrade docs can be found here.
- Single Sign-On integration with VMware Identity Manager. You can now streamline authentication for your OpenStack deployment by integrating it with VMware Identity Manager. SSO integration steps can be found here.
- Profiling enhancements. Instead of writing data into Ceilometer, OpenStack OSprofiler can now leverage vRealize Log Insight to store profile data. This approach provides enhanced scalability for OpenStack API performance monitoring. Detailed steps on enabling OpenStack Profiling can be found here.
Try VMware Integrated OpenStack Today
- Take a free test drive, no installation required, with the VMware Integrated OpenStack Hands-on Lab