Oracle is part of VMware solutions on public clouds ecosystem now becoming popular for enabling hybrid cloud on any location where VMware SDDC can run
A lot has been covered and told about AWS and Azure VMware solutions. Oracle also plays in the public cloud IaaS market with integration with Oracle PaaS and SaaS services
Oracle will provide the hardware: CPU, Memory, Storage, Network
VMware will provide its software-defined data center (SDDC) technologies. This includes its virtualization platform vSphere, vCenter management software, vSAN storage, its NSX networking platform, and SDDC automation.
Oracle Cloud SDDC Architecture
An Oracle Cloud VMware Solution gives you full access to the features of a VMware SDDC, along with the following benefits:
High availability: All VMware components are distributed across different fault domains within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region’s availability domains. vSAN converged storage technology replicates data across all of the ESXi hosts in the SDDC.
Scalability: You can start with 3 ESXi hosts and scale up to 64 hosts in a single SDDC.
Lift and shift: Migration of on-premises VMware workloads to a Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is seamless.
Full integration: Because the SDDC resides in a virtual cloud network (VCN), it can be configured to communicate with other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure resources such as Compute instances, DB systems and Autonomous Databases, and so on.
Manageability: The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console provides workflows to facilitate SDDC creation and networking configuration.
Layer 2 networking: SDDCs are configured with VLANs, which support applications that need layer 2 networking to run in the public cloud.
An Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SDDC base configuration has the following properties:
From 3 to 64 ESXi hosts on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure bare metal BM.DenseIO2.52 Compute instances
156 OPCUs, 2304 GB of physical memory, and 153 TB of NVMe-based raw storage
A version of VMware software on each ESXi host
An subnet and VLANs in an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure VCN
Available VMware versions
Unfortunately Oracle is not offering latest version of vSphere and NSX-T yet. On the positive side runs NSX-T 2.5.1 that aligns better with NSX-T 3.0 architecture.
Hopefully this will be upgraded soon. In the meanwhile if you are looking for a hybrid cloud solution for on-premise vSphere7 and Oracle public cloud needing to migrate workloads consider a solution that will allow you convert from latest hardware version on vSphere 7 to vSphere 6.7.
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When you provision the SDDC, you select the version of this software bundle to install on the ESXi hosts. You can change the SDDC’s software version later. When you add ESXi hosts to the SDDC, the version of software installed on new hosts is the version currently associated with the SDDC.