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Organizations have been migrating their workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for the unmatched price-performance value, cloud native flexibility, and security advantages unique to Oracle. Now, the newly launched Oracle Cloud VMware Solution ushers in a new era of cloud virtual machine (VM) computing. With this full-stack software-defined data center (SDDC) on Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution gives you the ability to easily extend and migrate existing on-premises VMware infrastructure and applications to the cloud, without rearchitecting or retooling your operations.
We’re excited to get your migration started with a step-by-step guide: Deploy the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. This solution playbook gives you an overview of the solution makeup, its architecture, and shows you how to set your VMware environment up on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The base configuration has three bare metal hosts (BM.DenseIO2.52) boasting 156 OPCUs, 2,304 GB of RAM, and 153 TB of NVMe-based raw storage. The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution architecture features the following key components:
vSphere and ESXi (Compute): This layer of the solution provides Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal DenseIO instances for running the VMware vSphere hypervisor, ESXi.
NSX-T (Network): Deployed as part of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, it provides the agile software-defined networking capabilities of the solution.
vSAN (Storage): A software-defined storage solution that provides enterprise-class performance, reliability, and availability.
Figure 1: Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Architecture
The solution playbook is your step-by-step guide to getting started. Before you can deploy SDDC, a virtual cloud network (VCN) is required. You can create a VCN or use an existing one.
You start with the creation and configuration of the SDDC using the VMware Solution UI in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. As a part of SDDC provisioning, network segments are created for various VMware functionalities. The article presents a table of the network segments along with the corresponding VMware functions. These network segments ensure appropriate traffic segmentation. You can verify the SDDC information, then monitor the provisioning process start to finish. In less than three hours, the SDDC provisioning is complete.
After the SDDC is successfully created, all the information about it is listed on the SDDC details page. The provisioning process creates vCenter and NSX Manager URLs and administrative login credentials for the SDDC. These items are accessible on the SDDC details page.
With the Oracle Cloud VMware solution, if you have significant VMware investment in your data center, now is the time to begin executing on your cloud strategy safely, efficiently, and economically. With the instructions outlined in this Solution Playbook, it’s easy to provision an SDDC with the proper networking configuration and a complete set of VMware components for Compute, networking, and storage to get you running VMware on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
While you’re at it, check out these other complementary solution playbooks and reference architecture to gain even more super power.