In this tips and tricks TechTalk I walk you through installing VMware’s OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) on your laptop. This is a tip of the cap to Kenneth Hui’s post over on cloudarchitectmusings.com. He wrote a pretty good step-by-step guide to deploying the VOVA on a laptop.
- My system has 8GB of RAM and an i7 processor along with an SSD (13″ Macbook Pro w/ Retina)
- This works fine on VMware Workstation (I imported the VM’s to test afterwards)
- I’m running Fusion 6.0 and went with vSphere 5.5 per Ken’s directions.
- One thing I’d change would be to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) in the ESXi server itself and give the ESXi VM more RAM. This would increase the total amount of RAM available on the host. VMware Fusion isn’t as generous with memory oversubscription as VMware Workstation. The only consideration is that I don’t know of a way to deploy the VCSA to ESXi without the full vSphere Client on the Mac. This means that you’d have to have a Windows VM at least for the deployment of the VCSA. VMware workstation would allow you to deploy the VSCA to Workstation and then migrate it to the ESXi host.