VMware Cloud Foundation, Will it run on Oracle Ravello? Part 1: Planning

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Background

If you have read any of my previous blog posts, you may have seen I have run a few different workload types on top of Oracle Ravellos public cloud infrastructure. As a vExpert, a nice little perk available from Ravello is 1000 CPU hours per month, for free, to use their service. What is great about this is that you can run native VMware virtual machines, but also run ESXi instances on top of bare metal Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

So, why do I want to run VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF)? I think it looks like a great basis for getting to grips quickly with most of the major products in the VMware Software Defined Datacentre. vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vROPS, vRO and vRA to name a few (Acronym overload!). Also, I can’t find a great deal out there in terms of personal blog posts on running VCF. I don’t know if that’s because its just not possible, or people don’t have the resources to run this as a home lab type project. This blog series is going to find out :).

Planning

There are a lot of moving parts to build a VCF stack, I mentioned a few of them in the background above.

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