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VMware Integrated OpenStack Video Series: OpenStack Deployment

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.

VMware Integrated OpenStack Control Plane

VMware Integrated OpenStack Control Plane

The OpenStack deployment process happens in two phases:

  1. The VMware Integrated OpenStack vApp deployment
  2. 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.

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Trevor Roberts Jr.

About Trevor Roberts Jr.

Trevor Roberts, Jr. is the Senior Technical Marketing Manager for OpenStack at VMware and the lead author of the VMware Press title, “DevOps for VMware Administrators". He enjoys speaking to customers and partners about the benefits of using OpenStack with VMware technologies. In his spare time, Trevor shares his insights on data center technologies via the VMware Blogs and on Twitter (@VMTrooper). His contributions to the IT community have garnered recognition by his designation as a VMware vExpert, Cisco Data Center Champion, and EMC Elect.

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