vsphere support

Dmitrii Shcherbakov dmitrii.shcherbakov at canonical.com
Wed Oct 4 16:28:27 UTC 2017


Hi Serge,

>From my perspective Juju will continue getting more support for vSphere
provider as VMware is used by some customers that do not want to go with a
full-blown bare-metal deployment and just have spare VMs.

I personally had to do a deployment of K8s on ESX (don't remember which
version they had) but I had to use the manual provider because a custom
provisioning method and IPAM was used on-site without DHCP so there was no
way to use the proper vSphere provider.

>From the commercial perspective VMware is listed in a (fresh) datasheet
below and we do have that demand.

https://assets.ubuntu.com/v1/b35eca50-Enterprise-Kubernetes-datasheet.pdf?_ga=2.138877683.1310562253.1507133746-467575700.1507133746

Best Regards,
Dmitrii Shcherbakov

Field Software Engineer
IRC (freenode): Dmitrii-Sh

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Serge E. Hallyn <serge at hallyn.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've inherited a few vsphere machines where I was hoping to use juju
> to fire off openstack etc.  I've been trying to use the vsphere
> provider (which I was excited to see existed), but am seeing a few
> inconsistencies, so had a few questions.
>
> The first blunt question - is this going to be a maintained driver,
> or am I in 6 months likely to find the vsphere driver dropped?
>
> The second is motivating the first - when I looked at
> https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.1/help-vmware it says hardware version
> 8 (ESX 5.0) should be sufficient.  But in fact juju has a ubuntu.ovf
> hardcoded in it that specifies 'vmx-10', which is ESX 5.5..  I currently
> have 5 ESX 5.1 machines and one 6.0.
>
> Even with a custom DC using only the 6.0 host, I have some (probably
> proxy) issues bootstrapping, which I'm sure are surmountable - but the
> answer to Q1 will decide whether it's worth pursuing that further, or
> whether I should spend my time elsewhere :)
>
> thanks,
> -serge
>
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