As a cloud administrator, you can use vSphere DRS settings to control how specific OpenStack instances are placed on hosts in the Compute cluster . In addition to the DRS configuration, you also modify the metadata of source images in OpenStack to ensure that instances generated from those images are correctly identified for placement.


  • Verify that you are running VMware Integrated OpenStack version 2.0.x or later.

  • Verify that VMware Integrated OpenStack is running in vSphere. Go to Home > VMware Integrated OpenStack > OpenStack Deployments > [Deployment Name].

  • At least one dummy VM in the Compute cluster to use as a template to create a DRS VM group.