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Heterogeneous hypervisors support on compute node

asked 2014-04-03 23:37:34 -0500

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In a multi node setup; can we have compute nodes with different server hypervisor like ESXi, Xen taking with Openstack Controller node on KVM?

We need this kind of setup for research.

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answered 2014-04-04 04:13:43 -0500

updated 2014-07-25 02:52:22 -0500

AFAIK it is possible. The only thing you must be aware of is that you NEED a neutron-plugin that is compatible with all the different compute technologies you need in your installation if you want to use neutron as network controller. You could find a neutron-plugin compatibility matrix here (Table 7.4. Plug-in compatibility with Compute drivers)

If you do not have NSX (that works with Libvirt (KVM/QEMU), XenServer and VMware ESX) you could use the nova-network approach in order to get a full multi-hypervisor installation. I used this technique to install a KVM + ESX installation.

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Hi Antonio Gianfreda,

I have already integrated ESX hypervisor with openstack, but while integrating additional KVM hypevisor I am facing lots of issues. Can you please let me know how you are able to integrate KVM with openstack.

Your help will be appreciated.

Regards Kunal

Kunal gravatar imageKunal ( 2014-12-11 07:09:12 -0500 )edit

Hi Kunal, are you using neutron or nova-network?

Antonio G. gravatar imageAntonio G. ( 2014-12-12 05:17:55 -0500 )edit

Hi Antonio, In our one setup we are using neutron and in another one nova-network and we have already done with the ESX integration through vCenter appli. Can you please provide detail steps for additional KVM hypervisor integration using nova-network approach or just provide a localrc or nova.conf

Kunal gravatar imageKunal ( 2014-12-12 05:55:57 -0500 )edit

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