You deploy the VMware Integrated OpenStack cloud by using theIntegrated OpenStack Manager in your dedicated vCenter instance.

Verify that you have prepared the required clusters and networks. See Prepare the Dedicated vCenter Instance.

Verify that the Integrated OpenStack Manager OVA was correctly deployed. See Deploy the VMware Integrated OpenStack OVA in the vSphere Web Client.

Verify that the datastores required for the installation are available. The following conditions may prevent a datastore cluster from being available:

The datastore is already configured for the current cluster.

The datastore is not mounted to the current cluster.

Verify that the clusters required for the installation are available. The following conditions may prevent a cluster from being available:

The cluster has no available datastores.

The cluster has no reachable host.

For Compute nodes: the cluster is already being consumed by another Compute node or NSX Edge node.

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In the vSphere Web Client, select Home > Inventories and click the Integrated OpenStack Manager icon.

2

Click Deploy OpenStack in the lower panel to start the deployment wizard.

3

On the Select a deployment method page, select the type of deployment.

Option

Description

Use this wizard to configure a new OpenStack instance

Deploys and configures a new OpenStack instance. You will require all the prerequisite information: network configurations, clusters, datastores, and so on.

Use an exported template to pre-fill configuration settings in this wizard

Populates the deployment wizard with settings by using a JSON template exported from an existing VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.

Note

The rest of the procedure assumes this is a new OpenStack instance.

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Click Next.

5

Review the deployment process and provide the administrator credentials for the vCenter Server instance.

Option

Description

Deployment name

Enter a name for the current deployment. This value serves as a unique identifier for the deployment and can help facilitate in future upgrade processes.

Use management vCenter Server as Compute vCenter Server

Select this option to deploy on multiple vCenter servers. This option is supported on NSX deployments only.

Compute vCenter Server

Enter the IP address or FQDN value for the vCenter instance to which the OpenStack management server is connected.

Username

Enter the username for the vCenter Server administrator.

Password

Enter the password for the vCenter Server administrator.

Ignore the vCenter Server

Select this option to ignore the vCenter Server certificate validation.

VMware Integrated OpenStack requires this authorization to access the vCenter Server for management services.

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Click Next.

7

Select the cluster for the OpenStack management components.

Select the Management cluster you created when you prepared the vCenter instance for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.

Select the management cluster

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Click Next.

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In the Configure management networking screen, provide the following settings for both the Management network and OpenStack API Access network.

You prepared the network settings and resources in advance. The Management network connects the OpenStack Manager and all OpenStack VMs with the vCenter Server. If applicable, all NSX Controller nodes also connect to this network. The API Access network is for user access to the OpenStack APIs and the OpenStack dashboard.

Setting

Description

Port group

Select the port group you configured in preparation for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.

IP range

Specify the range of IP addresses as determined during the network preparation. The Management network requires a minimum of 18 continuous IP addresses. The API Access network requires a minimum of 5 continuous IP addresses.

Subnet mask

Provide the subnet mask.

Gateway

Provide the gateway.

DNS addresses

Provide the addresses for the domain name servers.

Configure management networking

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Click Next.

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Provide the hostname and VIP settings for the load balancer service.

Option

Description

Public hostname

FQDN value of the public VIP.

Public Virtual IP

Public VIP address.

Note

The public VIP address for the load balancer VM also connects to the OpenStack API Access network.

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Click Next.

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Select the cluster for the Nova (Compute) component.

This is the Compute cluster you created when you prepared the vCenter instance for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment.

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Click Next.

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Select the datastores for the Nova (Compute) component to consume, and click Next.

Add Nova datastores

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Select the datastores for the Glance (Image Service) component to consume, and click Next.

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Configure the Neutron (Network) component.

You can select either Virtual Distributed Switch Networking or NSX Networking.

Important

After deploying VMware Integrated OpenStack, you cannot change this selection. For example, if you choose the Virtual Distributed Switch Networking option, you cannot later upgrade or modify to an NSX configuration without redeploying.

Option

Action

Virtual Distributed Switch Networking

Select the dedicated VDS you previously configured for the VMware Integrated OpenStack deployment. The port groups backing the provider networks will map to this VDS.

NSX Networking

Complete the settings based on your NSX deployment.

Manager Address

IP address or FQDN of the NSX Manager.

Username

Username for the NSX Manager.

Password

Password for the NSX Manager.

Transport Zone

From the drop-down menu, select the Transport Zone that will carry traffic between OpenStack instances.

Edge Cluster

From the drop-down menu, select the cluster where the NSX Edge instances will be deployed.

Virtual Distributed Switch

From the drop-down menu, select the VDS from the NSX configuration.

External Network

From the drop-down menu, select the port group designated for the external network. Instances can be uplinked to this external network via a virtual router.

Router appliance size

From the drop-down menu, select the size for the NSX Edge server.

Enable Edge HA

Select this option to enable high availability for the NSX Edge server.

Metadata service network

Indicate the port group for the metadata service network.

Note

If you used the configuration recommended by VMware and described in this guide, select Use the same port group... option.

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Click Next.

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Set the VMware Integrated OpenStack authentication source.

You can specify either Database or Active Directory as a LDAP Server.

If you select the Database option, create and confirm the administrator credentials in the Setup OpenStack admin user panel. These are the credentials the OpenStack administrator will use to log into the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

Option

Description

OpenStack admin user

Define the OpenStack administrative user name. This is the default administrative user name for logging in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

OpenStack admin password

Define the OpenStack administrative user password. This is the default administrative user password for logging in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

Confirm password

Reenter the password for confirmation.

If you select the Active Directory as a LDAP Server option, complete the LDAP server configuration, user query, and group query parameters. Each category includes a test button that enables you to validate your setting.

Category

Description

LDAP Server

Complete the following parameters to establish the LDAP session.

Encryption

Select encryption type from the drop-down menu.

Host name

Provide the host name for the LDAP server. To connect to multiple directories, you can enter multiple host names separated by commas.

Port

Specify the port on the host. The default is 636 for SSL.

Bind user

Provide the user name to allow the LDAP client access to the LDAP server.

Bind password

Provide the password to allow the LDAP client access to the LDAP server.

Test connection

Click to test the connection credentials. If the test fails, check the query values and try again.

User Query

Provide the user query settings.

OpenStack admin user

Define the OpenStack administrative user name. This is the default administrative user name for logging in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

OpenStack admin password

Define the OpenStack administrative user password. This is the default administrative user password for logging in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

User tree DN

Search base for users.

User filter

LDAP search filter for users.

User objectclass

LDAP objectclass for users.

User ID attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the user ID. This value must not be a multivalued attribute.

User name attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the user name.

User mail attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the user email.

User password attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the user password.

Test user configuration

Click to test the user query values. If the test fails, check the query values and try again.

Group Query

Provide the group query settings.

Group tree DN

Search base for groups.

Group filter

LDAP search filter for groups.

Group objectclass

LDAP objectclass for groups.

Group ID attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the group ID.

Group name attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to the group name.

Group member attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to show group membership.

Group description attribute

LDAP attribute mapped to group description.

Test group configuration

Click to test the group query values. If the test fails, check the query values and try again.

Configure authentication source

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(Optional) Provide the IP address for the Log Insight server to configure the syslog server, and click Next.

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Choose to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program.

VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) provides VMware with information that enables VMware to improve its products and services and to fix problems. By choosing to participate in CEIP, you agree that VMware may collect technical information about your use of VMware products and services on a regular basis. This information does not personally identify you. See The VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program.

This option is enabled by default.

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Click Next.

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Review the configuration settings, and click Finish.

The deployment process can take several minutes to complete.

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Confirm that VMware Integrated OpenStack successfully deployed.

a

In the vSphere Web Client, go to the Home > Inventories panel, click the VMware Integrated OpenStack icon.

b

Expand the Inventory view and click OpenStack Deployments.

The OpenStack Deployment tab shows the current status and if it is running.

c

(Optional) Click the deployment name to view detailed status of each service node in the OpenStack deployment.

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Confirm that you can access the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

a

In a Web browser, navigate to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

The URL is the Public Virtual IP address configured the deployment process.

b

Log in as administrator to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard.

The default administrative username and password were configured during the deployment process.

If the login is successful, VMware Integrated OpenStack was successfully deployed.

The Integrated OpenStack Manager implements the configuration to deploy your VMware Integrated OpenStack cloud. Optionally, you can review the deployment in vCenter by drilling down into the OpenStack Cluster.

You can add OpenStack components, clusters, and datastores to your VMware Integrated OpenStack cloud deployment.