VMware Cloud Reference Architecture
Download VMware Cloud Reference Architecture White Paper
The OpenNebula VMware Cloud Reference Architecture White Paper is a blueprint to guide IT architects, consultants, administrators, and field practitioners in the design and deployment of public and private clouds based on OpenNebula on top of VMware vCenter.
The reference architecture in this paper is intended for organizations with existing VMware environments or expertise who want to limit changes to their underlying VMware infrastructure, but see benefits in a common provisioning layer via OpenNebula to control compute workloads and want to take a step toward liberating their stack from vendor lock-in.
VMware Cloud Reference Architecture White Paper document has been created from the collective information and experiences from hundreds of users and cloud client engagements. Besides main logical components and interrelationships, this reference documents software products, configurations, and requirements of infrastructure platforms recommended for a smooth OpenNebula installation.
Three optional functionalities complete the architecture: high availability, cloud bursting for workload outsourcing, and federation of geographically dispersed data centers.