Before you begin the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment tasks, the software components must meet all of the version prerequisites for vSphere, ESXi hosts, and the NSX product.



vSphere version

  • vSphere 5.5 Update 2 Enterprise Plus

  • vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus

ESXi hosts

  • Version 5.5 Update 2

  • Eight or more logical processors on each host.

  • The vCenter and all ESXi hosts intended for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment must use the same Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

  • Verify that the ESXi host firewalls are configured to allow gdbserver access. Typically, the port range is 5900-5964.


Consult with VMware for the preferred version.