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

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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 if you haven’t already done so.

Preparing For VOVA

  • Log on to the VCSA from your browser, using the static IP address you set earlier and going through port 9443.  Log on with username: root and password: vmware.
  • Create a new virtual datacenter (I created one called “dc”) and underneath the datacenter, create a new cluster (I created one called “openstack”); connect to your ESXi host and assign it to your new vdc and cluster.

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  • It’s important that VOVA is in time sync with VCSA.  If you aren’t able to sync both either to a…

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