Before you can install VMware Integrated OpenStack, you must deploy the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA. The VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA installs the Integrated OpenStack Manager in the Inventories panel of the Home tab in your vSphere Web Client. The Integrated OpenStack Manager is the vApp through which you configure and implement an OpenStack cloud infrastructure integrated with your vSphere deployment.

Prerequisites

Verify that your vSphere instance is correctly prepared. See Prepare vCenter.

  • Install and configure vSphere. See System Requirements.

  • Obtain the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA from VMware.

    Note:

    The OVA requires 4 GB on your local disk.

Procedure

  1. Download the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA file from the VMware Integrated OpenStack download page.
  2. Login to the vSphere Web Client.
  3. Go to the vCenter Hosts and Clusters view.
  4. Choose the management cluster previously configured for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.
  5. Right-click the management cluster and select Deploy OVF Template from the pop-up menu.
  6. Access the downloaded VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA.
  7. Specify the destination and configure the OVA deployment.
    1. (Optional) : Specify a name for the Integrated OpenStack Manager vApp.

      The only valid characters for the Integrated OpenStack Manager vApp names are alphanumeric and underscores. The vApp name must be fewer than 60 characters. When you choose the vApp name, also consider how you will name your clusters. Together the vApp and cluster names can have a maximum of 80 characters.

    2. Select the target datacenter created specifically for the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA, and click Next.
    3. Select your storage options and click Next.
    4. To set up your networks, select the management port group for the OpenStack Manager Server and the previously configured management port group for the openstack-template Network 1 setting and click Next.
    5. Customize the deployment properties by configuring the management server properties. This includes the option to create the default password for the management server.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Verify that the vApp can bind to the vService, and click Next.
  10. Review the deployment settings and select Power on after deployment.
  11. Click Finish to deploy the Integrated OpenStack Manager.

    The Integrated OpenStack Manager icon now appears in the Home Inventories panel.

    Note:

    If the icon does not appear, log out of vCenter and log back in. The icon should appear.

What to do next

The icon for the Integrated OpenStack Manager might not appear after deploying the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA. You must manually register the vApp plugin. See Register the Integrated OpenStack Manager vApp.