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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


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