If you have chosen to deploy VMware Integrated OpenStack with VDS networking, configure your environment as described in the following procedure.

For details about working with vCenter Server, see the vSphere documentation.

Prerequisites

  • Deploy vCenter Server. You can optimize performance by using a separate vCenter Server instance dedicated to VMware Integrated OpenStack.

  • Open the TCP and UDP ports required by VMware Integrated OpenStack. See Required Network Ports.

  • Create a PTR record associating the IP address planned for the OpenStack Management Server with its FQDN, and ensure that the OpenStack Management Server can connect to a DNS server.

Procedure

  1. Configure the management, API access, and provider networks and assign a dedicated VLAN to each.
    1. Ensure that the management and API access networks have sufficient IP addresses to support your deployment.

      The required size of these networks depends on the deployment mode and on whether you want to deploy Ceilometer.

      Deployment Mode

      IP Address Requirements

      HA

      • Management network: 11 contiguous IP addresses

      • API access network: 2 contiguous IP addresses

      HA with Ceilometer

      • Management network: 16 contiguous IP addresses

      • API access network: 2 contiguous IP addresses

      Compact or tiny

      • Management network: 4 contiguous IP addresses

      • API access network: 1 IP address

      Compact or tiny with Ceilometer

      • Management network: 9 contiguous IP addresses

      • API access network: 1 IP address

      Important:

      Ensure that the management network and API access network can each be expanded to twice the original number of IP addresses during upgrades. When upgrading VMware Integrated OpenStack, you will temporarily require sufficient IP addresses to support two deployments.

    2. Ensure that the vCenter Server instance can access the management network on Layer 2 or Layer 3.
    3. Ensure that the API access network is externally accessible.
  2. On your vCenter Server instance, create a data center.
  3. In the data center, create the management cluster.
    • For HA deployments, the cluster must contain at least three hosts and at least one datastore.

    • For compact or tiny deployments, the cluster must contain at least one host and at least one datastore.

  4. Create the compute cluster.

    The compute cluster must contain at least one host and at least one datastore.

  5. On the management and compute clusters, click the Configure tab and modify cluster parameters.
    1. On the vSphere DRS page, click the Edit... button.
    2. Enable vSphere DRS and click OK.
    3. On the vSphere Availability page, click the Edit... button.
    4. Enable vSphere HA.
    5. On the Failures and Responses tab, select Enable Host Monitoring.
    6. Expand the Host Failure Response section and set Default VM Restart Priority to High.
    7. Expand the VM Monitoring section, select VM and Application Monitoring and set VM monitoring sensitivity to High.
    8. On the Admission Control tab, ensure that admission control is enabled and click OK.
  6. On each host in each cluster, enable virtualization hardware extensions in the BIOS.
  7. On the VMkernel adapter for the management network, enable vMotion.
  8. If you want to use datastore clusters, enable Storage DRS on the datastore clusters and set the Cluster automation level to No Automation (Manual Mode).
  9. In your data center, create a distributed switch and add all hosts in both clusters to it.
  10. On the distributed switch, create the management port group and tag it with the VLAN ID assigned to the management network.
  11. Create the API access port group and tag it with the VLAN ID assigned to the API access network.

What to do next

After you have prepared your environment, you can install VMware Integrated OpenStack. See Installing VMware Integrated OpenStack.