Before you install and deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack, prepare your vCenter instance by setting up the necessary clusters, firewall, and network resources.

Before you begin

Verify that the required VLANs are configured. See Physical VDS Network.

About this task

For details about working with vCenter Server, see the vSphere documentation.

For details about working with data centers, see the vSphere documentation.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) : Configure a vCenter instance dedicated to your VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.

    A dedicated vCenter instance is not required but optimizes deployment.

  2. Create a vCenter Server.
  3. Define a data center in vCenter.
  4. Create a Virtual Distributed Switch.
  5. Create the Management cluster.

    The management cluster contains VMware Integrated OpenStack management operations and the Integrated OpenStack Manager used to deploy and manage the Integrated OpenStack deployment.

    1. Name the cluster.
    2. Assign at least three hosts to the management cluster.
    3. Attach one or more datastores to the management cluster to store images for the Image Service component.
  6. Create the Compute cluster.
    1. Name the cluster.
    2. Assign at least one host to the compute cluster.
    3. Attach one or more datastores to each Compute cluster.
  7. Configure all clusters with the following settings.

    Option

    Action

    VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

    Enable.

    Host Monitoring

    Enable.

    Admission Control

    Enable and set the policy. The default policy is to tolerate one host failure.

    Virtual machine restart policy

    Set to High.

    Virtual machine monitoring

    Set to virtual machine and Application Monitoring.

    Monitoring sensitivity

    Set to High.

    vMotion and Fault Tolerance Logging

    Enable.

    Hardware VT in the BIOS of all hosts in the cluster

    Enable.

    vMotion and Fault Tolerance Logging for the management network VMkernel port

    Enable.

  8. Create a VDS, and add all hosts in the Management and Compute clusters to this VDS.
  9. Create the Management port group on the VDS and tag it with the VLAN ID assigned to the Management network.
  10. Create the API Access port group on the VDS and tag it with the VLAN ID assigned to the API Access network.