Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Is VMware Up To With OpenStack?

Introduction As a former vSphere and now OpenStack Architect, I’ve been following with much interest the courtship ritual that VMware has been performing with the OpenStack project.  Dan Wendlandt and the entire OpenStack Team at VMware has been busy courting the OpenStack community at various venues, including the recent OpenStack Summit.  For the Grizzly release, […]

Installing The vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) On Your Laptop, Part 2

(Diagram by Rawlinson Rivera from VMware) Introduction In part 1  of this short series, I walked though setting up a vSphere environment, including ESXi and vCenter, using VMware Fusion.  In part 2, I will walk through deploying VOVA and using vSphere with OpenStack.  Before proceeding, I encourage the reader to review the official VOVA manual […]

Installing The vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) On Your Laptop, Part 1

(Diagram by Rawlinson Rivera from VMware) Introduction Beginning with the Grizzly release earlier this year, VMware began to make a splash in the OpenStack community, both with a stated commitment of support and followed up with integration of vSphere with the Nova Compute project.  That has continued in the recent Havana release with further vSphere […]

Deploy OpenStack (Havana) On Your Laptop Using Vagrant And Chef

[UPDATE] My Rackspace colleague, James Thorne, has a post on his extremely useful blog that uses the 4.2.1 release of the Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) to install the Havana release of OpenStack on a laptop using Vagrant and Chef.  Since James’ post actually uses the GA version of RPC and includes Neutron Networking, I highly […]