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 […]

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 […]

Official OpenStack Enterprise Reference Architecture using VMware Integrated OpenStack

Two of my team members (@jfvanrooyen and @tgelter) have been heads-down and hard at work for the past 6+ months working on architecting and building our OpenStack private cloud environment for the Adobe Digital Marketing Cloud. The efforts of their hard work have been rewarded by becoming the official OpenStack reference architecture for VMware Integrated OpenStack! The official whitepaper can […]

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