[ops] Running VMware atop of OpenStack (eg: esxi)

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 17:52:17 UTC 2019

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:39 PM Paul Belanger <pabelanger at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:21:08PM -0500, Paul Belanger wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I wanted to ask if anybody in the community is running VMware a top of
> > OpenStack in any capacity?  In Ansible we are doing a POC as part of our
> > testing platform and running into some common ops issue. For example,
> > what do people usually do for things like using config-drive? Is there
> > any specific tooling you us to customize esxi images to run atop
> > OpenStack.
> >
> > Bascially, looking for humans to bounce questions off and see who else
> > is doing it.
> >
> To avoid confusion, in this context it would be booting esxi a top of
> kvm (via openstack) not running esxi as its own hypervisor alongside
> kvm.
      I've never done it through openstack but I have ran esxi on the
top of kvm many times. You have to ensure kvm is passing the
hypervisor thing (vt-x/whatever) to the guest. I think
https://libvirt.org/formatdomain.html#elementsFeatures has th eoptiong
you need to turn on.

> Thanks!
> Paul

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