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I am pleased to announce that VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.0.0 is generally available and live on



What’s New:

- Seamless Upgrade to Mitaka release of OpenStack

- Create a Volume from an Existing Virtual Disk

- New Compact Mode Deployment Option

- Improved Deployment and Upgrade

- Support for Importing vSphere VMs into OpenStack

- Multi-Domain Backend Support for Keystone.



Product and Download details


Product Page including link to new features


Download page


Product Documentation including Release Notes

Patch 1.0.2 has been released for VMware Integrated OpenStack.

What's included:

This patch syncs VMware Integrated OpenStack with the latest stable/icehouse code base, fixes several bugs around stats reporting and scale issues, and includes a few enhancements - notably around handling issues noticed around initial plugin registration in earlier version.

Fixing Initial Plugin Registration

Symptom: The VMware Integrated OpenStack plugin icon is not seen after deploying the OVF and logging out and logging in to the vCenter Web Client.


1. Navigate to https://<OMS-IP>:8443/register-plugin/login.jsp (OMS: OpenStack Management Server)

2. Log in with the vCenter credentials.

3. Under Status notice the red status indicating that the management server is not connected to the vCenter correctly.

4. Click on the Fix button.

5. In the Certificate popup, verify the certificate and if it is valid click on OK.

6. Log out from this screen and log in to the vCenter Web Client.

7. The VMware Integrated OpenStack plugin should now be available in the vCenter Web Client.

The release is available in two formats,

  1. A full OVA as we made some improvements in the ova install
  2. A patch that can be installed on v1.0.0 or on v1.0.1

Patch version v1.0.1 has been removed from the download page as the v1.0.2 patch is cumulative and includes the fixes from v1.0.1.

Release notes:

OpenStack Juno Design Summit completed successfully a few weeks ago in Atlanta. VMware’s OpenStack team put on a great show at the summit. We had our strongest presence at the Atlanta summit with fully packed demos, presentations and Hands-on-Lab sessions. In case you missed, below are the links to our presentations and demos. And yes we announced the availability of Icehouse-VOVA as well.

VMware + OpenStack: Accelerating OpenStack in the Enterprise

By Dan Wendlandt


Deep-dive Demo for OpenStack on VMware

By Dan Wendlandt


OpenStack Distribution Support for vSphere + NSX

By Dan Florea and VMware OpenStack Distro Partners


VMware Virtual SAN and OpenStack: Made for Each Other

By Alex Jauch


Congress: a System for Declaring, Auditing, and Enforcing Policy in Heterogeneous Cloud Environments

By Peter Balland

OpenStack Networking Hands-on Lab

By Aaron Rosen & Eric Lopez

Recap: Nova-network or Neutron for OpenStack Networking?

By Somik Behera


Open vSwitch and the Intelligent Edge

By Justin Pettit


Enterprise-Grade Scheduling: Enterprise-Grade OpenStack from a Scheduler Perspective

By Gary Kotton


Bridging The Gap: OpenStack For VMware Administrators

By Scott Lowe and Kenneth Hui


Leveraging VMware Technology To Build an Enterprise Grade Openstack Cloud - It's Not Always About KVM!

By iLand Internet Solutions (VMware partner)

VSAN+vSphere+OpenStack.pngWith the upcoming release of Virtual SAN, I want to take the opportunity to demonstrate some of the interoperability capabilities of Virtual SAN with other products and solutions.
I will start the series by showcasing Virtual SAN’s interoperability with OpenStack. This demonstration is based on the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) and Virtual SAN. This demonstration showcases the integration capabilities between a VMware Virtual SAN and the OpenStack framework by deploying a single instance of vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) as the OpenStack cloud controller onto a Virtual SAN enabled vSphere 5.5 Cluster and deploying OpenStack based virtual machines or instances onto the Virtual SAN shared and distributed storage resource.

OpenStack environment running on vSphere can take advantage of the only hypervisor-converged solution in the industry and leverage the simplified management, operational model and technologies:

  • Hybrid disk solution - flash based devices (SSD) and magnetic disks (HDD).
  • High performance and distributed RAID architecture.
  • Built-in application availability (if required for legacy applications).
  • Storage Policy Based Management framework.
  • Dynamic storage scalable capabilities (scale up and scale out).


Virtual SAN can also be considered in the context of quality of service (QoS) because VM Storage Policies can be use to define the level of performance, availability, and capacity required on a per–virtual machine or instance basis.


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