The specific hardware required to run VMware Integrated OpenStack depends on the type of deployment and networking that you select.

Note:

Each ESXi host used for VMware Integrated OpenStack must have at least eight logical processors.

HA Deployments

Component

VMs

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

vDisk Space (GB)

OpenStack Management Server

1

VDS: 2 (2 per VM)

NSX: 4 (4 per VM)

4 (4 per VM)

25 (25 per VM)

Load balancing service

2

4 (2 per VM)

8 (4 per VM)

40 (20 per VM)

Database service

3

12 (4 per VM)

48 (16 per VM)

240 (80 per VM)

Memory cache service

2

4 (2 per VM)

32 (16 per VM)

40 (20 per VM)

Message queue service

2

8 (4 per VM)

32 (16 per VM)

40 (20 per VM

Controller

2

16 (8 per VM)

32 (16 per VM)

160 (80 per VM)

Compute service (Nova CPU)

1

2 (2 per VM)

4 (4 per VM)

20 (20 per VM)

TOTAL

13

VDS: 48

NSX: 50

160

565

Compact Deployments

Component

VMs

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

vDisk Space (GB)

OpenStack Management Server

1

2

4

25

Controller

1

8

16

80

Compute service (Nova CPU)

1

2

4

20

TOTAL

3

12

24

125

Tiny Deployments

Component

VMs

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

vDisk Space (GB)

VMware Integrated OpenStack

1

8

24

80 (20 + 60)

VDS Networking

For HA deployments with VDS networking, the following resources are also required.

Component

VMs

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

vDisk Space (GB)

DHCP service

2

8 (4 per VM)

32 (16 per VM)

40 (20 per VM)

For compact and tiny deployments with VDS networking, the DHCP service runs on the controller node and does not require independent virtual machines.

NSX-V Networking

See System Requirements for NSX Data Center for vSphere in the NSX Installation Guide for your version of NSX-V.

NSX-T Networking

See System Requirements in the NSX-T Installation Guide for your version of NSX-T.

Additional Components

If you want to use Ceilometer, the following resources are also required.

Component

VMs

vCPUs

vRAM (GB)

vDisk Space (GB)

Ceilometer

1

4 (4 per VM)

4 (4 per VM)

20 (20 per VM)

Database (Gnocchi or NoSQL)

3

12 (4 per VM)

12 (4 per VM)

60 (20 per VM)

TOTAL

4

16

16

80