Open Stack + VMware Resources

This is a community to learn more about how OpenStack can be used with VMware technologies including vSphere, NSX, VMware vSAN, etc.

For a basic overview of the solution, see the 5 minute demonstration below of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) below. VOVA is an appliance that was built to simplify OpenStack deployment into a VMware vSphere environment for test, proof-of-concept and education purposes. VOVA runs all of the required OpenStack services (Nova, Glance, Cinder, Neutron, Keystone, and Horizon) in a single Ubuntu Linux appliance.

To get hands-on with OpenStack + vSphere:

  • Go to the Hands-On-Lab to get a guided tour: OpenStack + VMware HOL
  • To install the VOVA appliance into your own vSphere environment, start by reading the VOVA Manual

We will be creating more complete and easy to use documentation over the coming months, but for now, please view the OpenStack community documentation at and in particular the sections on:

If you have questions about OpenStack + VMware, ask a question in the discussions section.

vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) Demo

This demonstration of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) is based on the Havana releaseOpenStack