[Openstack-operators] nova-neutron with vsphere

Mark Voelker mvoelker at vmware.com
Thu Sep 24 15:58:37 UTC 2015


There’s a VDS driver for Neutron in addition to the NSX one that you might want to have a look at if you haven’t already.  Some notes on that here (these are from the admin guides for the VMware Integrated OpenStack distribution as it does a pretty good job of describing the requirements, architecture, and limitations of the VDS driver, but the driver itself is open source and can be used by anyone):


VDS obviously won’t work for the KVM compute hosts though.  A fairly widely-used tactic if you don’t want to use an SDN or overlay based solution for spanning multiple hypervisors is to separate the hypervisor hosts into separate regions (which have distinct API endpoints and can therefore have services configured completely differently if you so desire).  If you’re not familiar with the concept of regions, have a look here:


Note that if you go that route users need to target one region or the other when making API calls since they are distinct API endpoints.  

At Your Service,

Mark T. Voelker

> On Sep 24, 2015, at 5:01 AM, Miko Bello <openstack at mikebeauty.com> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> i would like to know if anybody has tried to implement a neutron solution with vsphere without using NSX-like solutions.
> I mean, my lab environment is composed of :
>  - 1 network node ( neutron )
>  - 1 controller node
>  - 2 compute node ( kvm)
>  - 1 compute node linked to a cluster vsphere 6.0
> i tried, without success ;( to deploy an instance on vsphere node with a network configuration of type VLAN; ( obviously, in this configuration,i have not the ambition of a ovs solution type :)  )
> so my questions are: it's' possible to implement a network neutron solution of type VLAN ? if yes how can i do?
> Thanks in advantage.
> Miko Bello
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