Before you begin the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment tasks, the software components must meet all of the version prerequisites for vSphere, ESXi hosts, and the NSX product.

Requirement

Description

vSphere version

vSphere 5.5 Update 2 Enterprise Plus

vSphere 6 Enterprise Plus

ESXi hosts

Version 5.5 Update 2

Eight or more logical processors on each host.

The vCenter and all ESXi hosts intended for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment must use the same Network Time Protocol (NTP) server.

Verify that the ESXi host firewalls are configured to allow gdbserver access. Typically, the port range is 5900-5964.

NSX

Consult with VMware for the preferred version.