OpenStack Client Docker Container

OpenStack has been my world for the past 8 months. It started out with the a work project to design and deploy a large-scale VMware Integrated OpenStack environment for internal use. It then became the design I would submit for my VCDX Defense and spend a couple hundred hours pouring over and documenting. Since then it has included helping other […]

Bind Docker Container for vPod Lab

I am currently working on building out a vPod nested ESXi lab environment that will be deployed through OpenStack’s Heat orchestration service. As I worked out the vPod application components, I realized that I wanted to include a single Linux VM that would run various services inside Docker containers. I needed a Bind Docker container! It seems like everything in […]

Install VMware Integrated OpenStack on VCF

I am currently pursuing my VCDX certification and the design I have submitted is based on VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Integrated OpenStack. As part of the required documentation, I included a deployment guide — unfortunately, it is not as simple as laying down the SDDC components and the VIO vApp for the deployment. This blog post will cover a […]

Restarting OpenStack Management Services

In a pilot environment running VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) v3.0, one of the ESXi management nodes experienced a network isolation event. As a result of the event, vSphere HA responded accordingly and began restarting the VMs on the isolated ESXi node onto other ESXi nodes. The isolated ESXi node happened to have the secondary VIO controller VM on it. When the VIO controller VM was restarted through vSphere HA on the new ESXi node, the operating system came online quickly. However, the vRealize Operations dashboard for OpenStack still reported the services in critical status.

SSL Certificates for VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) enables SSL encryption by default and will be installed with a self-signed certificate. In order to provide your own certificate from a trusted CA, the VIO management VM includes command-line tools for the vSphere administrator. The first step is to generate the CSR for the environment. $ sudo viocli deployment cert-req-create The workflow will ask for […]