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.

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: 14 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: 7 contiguous IP addresses

      • API access network: 1 IP address

    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. If you are deploying in HA or compact mode, create the compute cluster.

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

  5. On each VMware Integrated OpenStack cluster created, open the Configure tab and click the Edit... button.
    1. On the vSphere DRS page, select Turn ON vSphere DRS.
    2. On the vSphere Availability page, select Turn ON vSphere HA.
    3. On the Failures and Responses page, select Enable Host Monitoring.
    4. Expand the Host Failure Response section and set Default VM Restart Priority to High.
    5. Expand the VM Monitoring section, select VM Monitoring and Application Monitoring, and set Heartbeat monitoring sensitivity to High.
    6. On the Admission Control page, ensure that admission control is enabled.
  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. In your data center, create a distributed switch and add all hosts in both clusters to it.
  9. On the distributed switch, create the management port group and tag it with the VLAN ID assigned to the management network.
  10. 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.