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. In a typical deployment, you require at least three ESXi hosts for the OpenStack management cluster and at least one ESXi host for the OpenStack compute cluster.



vSphere version

ESXi hosts


NSX Advanced or Enterprise license.

See the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix at for the preferred version.

OpenStack python-heatclient

OpenStack Ocata version.