In the vSphere Web Client, create VM and host groups to contain and manage specific OpenStack instances.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Go to the Hosts and Clusters view.
  3. Select the Compute cluster configured for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.
  4. Click the Manage tab.
  5. Click Settings and click vSphere DRS.
  6. Verify the following settings configuration:
    • DRS is enabled.

    • DRS Automation is set to Fully Automated or Partially Automated .

    • Power Management is set to Off.

  7. Click VM/Host Groups.
  8. Create a VM group.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name for the new VM group.
    3. From the Type drop-down menu, select VM Group.
    4. Click Add.
    5. On the Filter tab, select the dummy VM to create an empty VM group.

      You created the dummy VM in an earlier task in this sequence.

    6. Click OK.
  9. Create a Host group.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Enter a name for the new host group.
    3. From the Type drop-down menu, select Host Group.
    4. Click Add.
    5. On the Filter tab, add members to the group by selecting one or more hosts.
    6. Click OK.

Results

Both groups now appear in the VM/Host Groups list on the VM/Host page.

What to do next

You can now create a rule that determines how OpenStack instances assigned to the VM group are distributed on the hosts in the host group. See Create a DRS Rule for OpenStack Instance Placement.