A VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment with VDS networking requires three VLANs.

Request your network administrator to prepare the following VLANs.

VLAN

Description

API Access network

The API Access network provide access for users to the OpenStack services through APIs or the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard .

  • Trunk all hosts in the Management cluster to this VLAN.

  • Make externally accessible.

  • Include at least 2 contiguous IP addresses for HA deployments or 1 IP address for compact or tiny deployments.

Management network

The Management network carries traffic among the management components.

  • Trunk all hosts in the Management cluster to this VLAN.

  • Trunk all hosts in the Compute cluster to this VLAN.

  • The vCenter Server needs to be connected to this network over L2 or L3.

  • Include at least 11 contiguous IP addresses for HA deployments or 4 contiguous IP addresses for compact or tiny deployments. An additional 5 contiguous IP addresses are required if you want to deploy Ceilometer.

Provider

The Provider network connects DHCP services with the OpenStack deployments in the Compute cluster.

  • Trunk all hosts in the Management cluster to this VLAN.

  • Trunk all hosts in the Compute cluster to this VLAN.

Figure 1. VMware Integrated OpenStack VDS Physical Network