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    Cloud Infrastructure Requirements

    You can create data centers in Network Director, using Juniper Network devices, cloud infrastructure, or a combination of both. Network Director supports three types of cloud infrastructure providers—VMware vCenter, OpenStack, and a combination of OpenStack and VMware NSX. Each of these cloud infrastructure providers must meet the following requirements, else Network Director will not be able to discover these devices and create the data center:

    • For bare metal servers, ensure that you enable LLDP on the servers and the physical switches.
    • Ensure that your cloud infrastructure meets the requirements given in Table 1.

      Table 1: Cloud Infrastructure Requirements

      Cloud Infrastructure



      Supported Release—Icehouse

      Ensure that the APIs listed in Table 2 are running.

      VMware NSX

      Version 4.1 or 4.2

      VMware ESXi

      VMware ESX versions 4.0 or 4.1

      VMware ESXi versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, or 6.0

      Table 2: API Requirements

      Name of the API

      OpenStack Based data center

      OpenStack + NSX Based data center

      Keystone API v2



      Nova API v2



      Neutron API v2



      Ceilometer API v2

      Yes, if you want to run the VM stats monitoring feature

      Yes, if you want to run the VM stats monitoring feature

      Note: Network Director does not support OpenStack with Neutron-based VXLANs.

    Modified: 2017-06-08