Deploy VMware VCSA 6.5 onto bare metal Oracle Ravello

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Let’s start with Oracle Ravello, what is it and why am I bothered about it? There is an overview of the service here but let me show you the headline blurb.

Enterprise VMware workloads on leading public clouds Seamlessly deploy your existing VMware or KVM based data center workloads on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, AWS, or GCP as-is, without any modification to the VMs, network, or storage. Get data-center-like network services with enterprise-grade performance for production workloads, and on-demand and cost-effective scale for agile dev/test processes.

Quite the promise isn’t it, and largely the claim is true. You can import OVA/OVF exports from a VMware environment and they will in large, just run on the Ravello infrastructure.

So why am I interested in Ravello? As a vExpert, Ravello very kindly offers a free service that entitles you to 1000 CPU hours per month. Nice! With this in mind, I wanted to build my lab here rather than spending money on tin. The cloud is the future don’t you know!

So, if it is so easy to run VMware workloads in Ravello, why am I writing an article on deploying a VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) in Ravello? From vSphere 6.0, VCSA

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