Troubleshoot OpenStack Neutron + NSX

OpenStack Neutron likes to use some pretty awesome reference IDs for the tenant network objects. You know, helpful strings like ec43c520-bfc6-43d5-ba2b-d13b4ef5a760. The first time I saw that, I said to myself that is going to be a nightmare when trying to troubleshoot an issue. Fortunately, VMware NSX also uses a similar character string when it creates logical switches. If NSX is […]

Deploying NSX Virtual Network for OpenStack

Continuing the OpenStack + NSX series (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) on deploying a multi-tenant OpenStack environment that relies upon NSX, this post will cover the details of the deployment and configuration. There have been a couple options discussed through the series, including the logical graphic with that relies on a NSX DLR w/o ECMP Edges: Or a logical […]

Multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX – Part 3

This next post in the series about multi-tenant OpenStack with NSX will discuss the use of a Distributed Logical Router as the bridge between OpenStack and the physical network. If you have not read the previous posts in the series, you can catch up by reading this one. Originally the plan had been to segment each OpenStack tenant off with […]

OpenStack Alert Definitions in vRealize Operations

The previous post discussed the use of the vRealize Operations Management Pack for OpenStack and Endpoint Agent in order to provide detailed service-level monitoring within an environment. The management pack comes with nearly 200 pre-defined alerts for OpenStack that can be leveraged to understand what is occurring within the environment. As I’ve gone through the alerts, these are the key […]

OpenStack Monitoring in vRealize Operations

Being able to monitor OpenStack is key when running a production private cloud. Fortunately, VMware has provided several tools for monitoring OpenStack — specifically VMware Integrated OpenStack — when deployed in a production environment. If your environment is already leveraging vRealize Operations, there is a management pack for OpenStack and NSX that when used together will provide dashboards and pre-defined […]

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