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OCVS - It came from the Internet…

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OCVS - It came from the Internet...

In the last exciting instalment, we saw our heroes bravely reaching out to explore the Internet! But what if the Internet wants to come visit us? Or in slightly less Sci-Fi movie language, we want to publish services from OCVS out to the Internet? Well, we have a bunch of the parts already assembled, but we’ll need to change some, scale some, and do even more NAT! Read on for the conclusion next instalment* of our gripping story…

OCVS - To the Internet and beyond…

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OCVS - To the Internet and beyond...

Okay, so we have our Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) up and running, we can connect to the vCenter, NSX Manager etc. and have started to deploy workloads inside the SDDC, that’s awesome! But, now we want to be able to connect to the Internet from those workloads, and, just maybe, connect to them from the Internet. In this post, we’ll look at the steps needed to enable our workload VMs to access the Internet. Then, in the second post in this series, we’ll err… break that, hurriedly fix it (while hoping nobody noticed it was us), and enhance the Internet access to allow us to publish services to the Internet from the SDDC.

OCVS Networking Reference Architecture Poster

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OCVS Networking Reference Architecture Poster

As a first class citizen of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, the network layers of the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution are interlinked with those of the parent OCI Virtual Cloud Network (VCN). Understanding how the networks of each layer relate to each other is important, but difficult to visualize, so, to help with that, here’s a Reference Architecture poster.

Creating VLAN backed Port Groups in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

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Creating VLAN backed Port Groups in Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Because Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) is a fully customer-managed implementation of the VMware Cloud Foundation stack, hosted on Oracle’s global Cloud Infrastructure platform, it’s arguably the Hyperscaler VMware offering which is most like your existing on-premises deployment. However, unless your on-prem deployment is on an “OCI Dedicated Region Cloud @ Customer” it’s unlikely that your network underlay is quite the same as the one underpinning OCVS. In this post we’ll see one of the ways this shows up, and how you can work around it.