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Openstack with VMware esxi 5.5 server

asked 2015-05-25 11:19:24 -0600

Anandanr gravatar image

I am trying to configure openstack with vmware. will it be work?

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answered 2015-05-26 02:12:58 -0600

Vinoth gravatar image


        yes, we can integrate openstack with VMware Vcenter. I have written a blog on this topic. I hope it will help.



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answered 2018-04-24 12:23:24 -0600

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updated 2019-01-19 03:23:55 -0600

yasin lachiny gravatar image


I have installed openstack with opencontrail. The libvirt type for nova-compute is qemu. I am able to successfully create vms within the openstack environment. Now I want to create vms in vsphere esxi host through openstack. I have added the following lines to nova.conf

[DEFAULT] compute_driver=vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver

[vmware] host_ip="vCenter host IP" host_username="vCenter username" host_password="vCenter password" cluster_name="vCenter cluster name"

but still the images are not being made within the esxi host and are only showing within the openstack environment. Pls help.
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Could please share the OpenContrail installation document link here?

Vinoth gravatar imageVinoth ( 2019-01-24 04:13:05 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-05-26 00:26:45 -0600

Tobias Urdin gravatar image


In order to use VMware you must have a vCenter which OpenStack can talk to. Since the old ESXi driver is deprecated since I think it was Icehouse.

You can read more about configurating OpenStack for vCenter here:

Please note that not all features is supported on the VMware hypervisor.

Best regards

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