Adding an OpenStack Hypervisor

Add an OpenStack hypervisor to support data protection operations for all instances or images hosted or managed by the hypervisor.

Before You Begin

You will need the following information to add a hypervisor:

  • Install the Virtual Server Agent (VSA) on at least one instance (proxy) in the OpenStack data center. You can install the VSA on other instances to create additional VSA proxies for the data center.

  • At least one VSA proxy is needed for each region.

  • Identify the keystone address for the OpenStack node and obtain administrator user credentials. If there are multiple endpoints for the keystone URL, use the public endpoint.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

  2. On the Hypervisors tab, click Add hypervisor.

    The Add hypervisor page appears.

  3. For Select vendor, select OpenStack.

  4. For Keystone Address, enter the fully qualified host name or IP address for the keystone node.


    • If the endpoint uses a port other than 5000 or if the endpoint listening on port 5000 is not configured to authenticate the user, enter the full keystone endpoint URL. The endpoint URL must be able to authenticate the user logon credentials, and can be the public or admin URL.

    • The OpenStack proxy also communicates with the Cinder, Glance, Neutron, and Nova service endpoints. The URL and ports can be listed by running the openstack endpoint list command. If there is a firewall, the ports and URLs listed for the Cinder, Glance, Neutron, and Nova services should be allowed access from the proxy.

  5. For Hypervisor name, type a descriptive name for the hypervisor.

  6. Enter host or account information as follows:


    • The service account should have an admin role in the project that hosts the VSA proxies, and a member role in the projects that host the source instances.

    • Tenant projects must use member roles, not admin roles.

    • User name: Enter the user name for the keystone node user with administrator privileges.

    • OpenStack Domain (optional): If a domain is configured in the OpenStack environment, enter the domain for the keystone node user.

    • Password: Enter the password for the user account.

  7. From the Access node list, select a previously deployed proxy that is an instance in the OpenStack data center.

  8. Click Save.