The vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition bundle packages together the essential building blocks to deploy an NFVI and VIM platform, featuring the newest releases of VMware production proven solutions.

The reference architecture is separated into two sections comprising of the Core Reference Architecture and Analytics Enabled Reference Architecture. The Core Reference Architecture is the base building block for the vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition reference architecture and the Analytics Enabled Reference Architecture builds on top of it.

Table 1. vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition Components

Component

Included in the vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition Bundle

Required for the Core Reference Architecture

Required for the Analytics-Enabled Reference Architecture

VMware ESXi™

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™

No

Yes

Yes

VMware vSphere® Replication™

Yes

Recommended

Recommended

VMware vSAN™ Standard Edition

Yes

Recommended

Recommended

VMware® Integrated OpenStack Carrier Edition

Yes

Yes

Yes

VMware NSX-T® Data Center

No

Yes

Yes

VMware Site Recovery Manager™

No

Recommended

Recommended

VMware vRealize® Operations™

Yes

Yes

VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

Yes

Yes

VMware vRealize® Orchestrator

Yes

Yes

VMware vRealize® Network Insight™

No

Recommended