Today’s entry is the start of a blog series that will cover many aspects of VMware Integrated OpenStack.
OpenStack deployments usually have at least one physical server or virtual machine that is designated to be the “build server”. This build server deploys and configures the various components that make up the control plane including the Nova services that manage the hypervisor components, the Neutron networking services, and so on.
VMware Integrated OpenStack also provides a build server that is referred to as the OpenStack Management Server (OMS). The OMS is packaged in an OVA that also contains an Ubuntu VM template. During OpenStack deployments, the OMS clones the VM template to build the OpenStack control plane (ex: controller, database cluster, etc.). The following image illustrates the components that get deployed on the management cluster of your OpenStack deployment.
- The VMware Integrated OpenStack vApp deployment
- The OpenStack control plane deployment
Both phases of the deployment happen within the VMware vSphere Web Client so that IT administrators can use a familiar interface to deploy and manage their OpenStack installation. The following videos demonstrate the complete VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment process.
The VMware Integrated OpenStack vApp deployment process:
The OpenStack control plane deployment process:
Stay tuned for next week’s blog post about user interactions with OpenStack! In the meantime, you can learn more on the VMware Product Walkthrough site and on the VMware Integrated OpenStack product page.