VMware Integrated OpenStack requires a license key to provide functionality.

VMware Integrated OpenStack licenses are available for Data Center Edition and Carrier Edition.

Data Center Edition is available as a standalone product or as part of VMware vRealize Suite. It is designed for enterprises that want to build a private cloud based on OpenStack.

Carrier Edition is part of the VMware vCloud NFV bundle. It is designed for telecommunications companies and communication service providers that want to build a network functions virtualization (NFV) cloud. In addition to all features of Data Center Edition, it supports the following:

  • SR-IOV

  • Tenant data centers

  • Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA)

  • NSX-managed virtual distributed switch (N-VDS) in enhanced datapath (EDP) mode

To obtain VMware Integrated OpenStack licenses or additional information, see the product page at https://www.vmware.com/products/openstack.html or contact your VMware sales representative.

You can use VMware Integrated OpenStack in evaluation mode for 60 days without assigning a license key. When the evaluation license expires, all NFV features are disabled, and you cannot run vRealize Automation workflows. Obtain and assign your VMware Integrated OpenStack license key as soon as possible after installing VMware Integrated OpenStack.

In addition to the VMware Integrated OpenStack license, you will also need sufficient licenses for vSphere and for any other VMware components that you deploy, such as NSX-T.