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Introducing VMware Integrated OpenStack 2

It is that magical time of the year again, when VMware is honored to host more than 23,000 OpenStack_Logoattendees at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco. The event is an annual destination for organizations looking to learn more about technology, innovation and how they can be more awesome in their job.

We are excited to announce VMware Integrated OpenStack 2 just six months after we released version 1.0 for general availability. Expected to be available before the end of Q3 2015 for download, here’s what’s new in this release:

  • Kilo-based: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will be based on OpenStack Kilo release, making it current with upstream OpenStack code.
  • Seamless OpenStack Upgrade: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will introduce an Industry-first seamless upgrade capability between OpenStack releases. Customers will now be able to upgrade from V1.0 (Icehouse) to V2.0 (Kilo), and even roll back if anything goes wrong, in a more operationally efficient manner.
  • Additional Language Support: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will now available in six more languages: German, French, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
  • LBaaS: Load Balancing as a service will be available supported through VMware NSX.
  • Ceilometer Support: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will now support Ceilometer with Mongo DB as the Backend Database
  • App-Level Auto Scaling using Heat: Auto Scaling will enable users to set up metrics that scale up or down application components. This will enable development teams to address unpredictable changes in demand for the app services. Ceilometer will provide the alarms and triggers, Heat will orchestrate the creation (or deletion) of scale out components and LBaaS will provide load balancing for the scale out components.
  • Backup and Restore: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will include the ability to backup and restore OpenStack services and configuration data.
  • Advanced vSphere Integration: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will expose vSphere Windows Guest Customization. VMware admins will be able to specify various attributes such as ability to generate new SIDs, assign admin passwords for the VM, manage compute names etc. There will also be added support for more granular placement of VMs by leveraging vSphere features such as affinity and anti-affinity settings.
  • Qcow2 Image Support: VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0 will support the popular qcow2 Virtual Machine image format.
  • Available through our vCloud Air Network Partners: Customers will be able to use OpenStack on top of VMware through any of the service providers in out vCloud Air Partner Network.

Feel free to join us on many of the sessions at VMworld in SF, and for details about the VMworld sessions, check here.

We also encourage you to check out all of the great information we’ve put together for VMware Integrated OpenStack.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The OpenStack @ VMware Team

6 thoughts on “Introducing VMware Integrated OpenStack 2

  1. Robin

    Hi Amr,

    i have deployed Vmware integrated Openstack (VIO 2.0) in my environment. Now i want to create a template of windows Server 2008 R2 and upload the same to VIO. Can you please provide me the steps that i need to follow for creating a template for the same.

    i have tried these steps:

    1. Created a New Virtual Machine and installed windows 2008 R2 OS on it.
    2. Installed VMware Tools on it.
    3. Installed Cloudbase-init and Ran a sysprep using Cloudbase init.
    4. Uploaded image to VIO and provisioned a new machine from it.
    5. Provisioning is 100% successful, but not able to login into the Screen.

    Strongly believe that i am missing some steps while creating template.


    1. el mehdi

      Hello Robin,

      Follow this tutorial to create your machine Windows without going through cloudinit except by VIO2.0 version, you can directly import the machine on Openstack platform, then modifiy the metadata parameters of the image, specify the following options :


      El Mehdi

  2. Ratnajit Devnath

    Hi Robert,

    I read several write ups related to VMware Integrated Openstack. but I am unable to some information on Ceilometer. I read the manuals which tells how to configure Ceilometer but I am facing lots of issues to get it through. I have also written in VMware community but not getting any response. Can you please help to connect to some who can help us through?

    Many Thanks


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