How to run OpenStack with both ESX and KVM hypervisors?

asked 2014-12-11 05:05:18 -0600

Kunal gravatar image

updated 2014-12-11 11:48:14 -0600

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Hi Guys,

We have already integrated ESX hypervisor with openstack and need to integrate more multiple KVM hypevisor as well.

Does anybody done this before.

Regards Kunal

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Second Network Node for KVM nodes connection (VXLAN or GRE) is not an option ?

dbaxps gravatar imagedbaxps ( 2014-12-11 12:35:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-12-12 00:34:53 -0600

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updated 2014-12-12 01:05:52 -0600

I would setup second Network Node as ML2,OVS,VXLAN and attached Compute node running KVM Hypervisor to second Network Node, splitting tenants sub-nets between two network nodes. br-ex bridges will have different IPs so routing to external network won't be a problem. Neutron agents configuration files on node 1 will be tuned to work with ESX, on node 2 to work with KVM. It might be expensive solution , but pretty simple from logical and tuning standpoint.
1. Create tenants sub-net.
2. Force new VM to be created on this sub-net on KVM Compute Node.
3 The last step should result creating qdhcp-namespace on Network Node 2 connected
to Compute node via VXLAN tunnel

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Thanks Guys, So Is there any detailed document for same? If yes please send it to me, your help will be appreciate.

Regards Kunal

Kunal gravatar imageKunal ( 2014-12-12 01:14:30 -0600 )edit

I tried a lot but not able to do it successfully. If there is any document related to this can you please send it to me. My email id is

Kunal gravatar imageKunal ( 2015-01-22 01:00:17 -0600 )edit

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