Run VMware on the Oracle Cloud

By | May 21, 2021

Want to run VMware in the Public Cloud? Did you know that the Oracle Cloud can do this in a unique way! Full admin control across the entire vSphere Stack, just like on-premise. Next week (May 26th) we have an online summit explaining this all to you. Feel free to join and see my demonstration… Read More »

Why the Oracle Cloud can run VMware vSphere under total customer control – L2 Networking support!

By | February 11, 2021

I have had the pleasure the last few months to have my own OCVS (Oracle Cloud VMware Solution) running in the Oracle Cloud. My environment is a 3 bare metal server environment totaling 2304 GB RAM, 156 Cores and 150 TB! NVME local Storage. The environment comes deployed with NSX-T, the network overlay technology from… Read More »

Want to learn more about VMware on OCI (OCVS)?

By | October 1, 2020

While just launched, thanks to VMworld and active bloggers, there is already a huge variety of content available about running VMware on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Want to learn more, check out this list: VMworld on-demand sessions: How globally distributed enterprises move key Oracle workloads to the cloud [HCPS2840S]Architecting Oracle Workloads on Oracle Cloud… Read More »

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution at VMworld 2020

By | September 25, 2020

Next week the VMworld party is happening again. This time of course online only, but also a first, you can attend for FREE!!! The Oracle Cloud is present at VMworld, explaining the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution to the wide VMware Community. Here an overview: Check out the full VMworld Content Catalog:https://my.vmworld.com/widget/vmware/vmworld2020/catalog?

Import VMware Virtual Machines with high performance para-virtualized drivers.

By | March 31, 2019

Oracle’s Secret: Windows Para-virtualized drivers for OCI available! UPDATE (May 9th): OCI now officially supports importing Windows VMs in paravirtualization mode! So you no longer have to lie about the operating system you are importing 🙂 When running Windows in a virtual machine you typically have 2 strategies. One is to pretend that windows is… Read More »

Category: OCI

Importing / Moving on-premise (VMware) instances to OCI

By | February 22, 2019

OCI’s Native VMDK Import feature It is of course important that you can easily move any of your on-premise workloads to the Cloud. The Oracle Cloud has specific features to help you with this task, like the native support for importing .VMDK files. A good starting point in the documentation is here: https://docs.cloud.oracle.com/iaas/Content/Compute/References/bringyourownimage.htm If you… Read More »

VMware CPU Host Info 2.01

By | February 5, 2019

This tools will allow you to read out all CPU information from all your ESX Servers by querying your VC server. It will show what features are available on your CPUs and if they are compatible to vmotion VMs and if FT is supported.

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VMware Scanner v.1.4

By | February 5, 2019

This is a simple utility to scan for VMware Servers (ESX, ESXi, VirtualCenter and VMware Server). It uses the VMware API to identify a VMware server and query the product name, version and build number.

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Run KVM highly optimised on OCI

By | October 28, 2019

OCI has been offering bare metal servers from the start. Besides just running a single OS with maybe containers on it, you can also run your own virtualization stack on it. Just to be clean, this can be done without nested virtualization, but natively on the bare metal hardware. OCI support bringing your own hypervisor… Read More »

Move OCI Windows Instances between regions and tenants

By | April 27, 2019

IGNORE THIS POST: OCI now officially supports exporting Windows Instances, so you no longer need to do any of this trickery 🙂 Most instances (VMs and Bare Metal) can be exported, so that they can be copied/transferred to other regions or other Cloud Accounts. One type of instance does not support this, these are the… Read More »

Category: OCI

3rd Party Tools

By | February 27, 2019

Migration tools to OCI Matilda Migrate and Discovery – https://www.matildacloud.com/A discovery and Migration tool supporting OCI. For discovery it can make a full inventory of your existing environment, including application, middleware and database assets. Rackware –https://www.rackwareinc.com/oracleAutomate the migration of any application from any physical or cloud environment into OCI. Including support for Backup and Disaster… Read More »

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ITQ VLan and Portgroup Manager

By | February 5, 2019

Flores Eken from ITQ Consultancy in the Netherlands is also an enthausiast VMware SDK programmer. He wrote this application in C# based on the new ESX3.x /VC2.x SDK. It allows you to easily setup all portgroups and VLan IDs on all your ESX Servers. You can first read out (use the export feature) the network… Read More »

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vAudit 1.5

By | February 5, 2019

vAudit is a utility for VMware View environments (3.01 and 3.1). The tool will display when your users are logging in to their virtual machines and it can also display and unsuccessful login attempts. Version 1.5 includes the option to export the data to a comma seperated file.

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About

By | September 15, 2018

Welcome to my Blog! I am Richard Garsthagen. I work for Oracle as Business Development Manager for the Oracle Cloud in EMEA. In my free time I like to make and do things, from programming, building robots, 3D printing, Slacklining and Skating. Before I joined Oracle, I worked for other US Software companies like VMware… Read More »

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Hello world!

By | September 4, 2018

Welcome to the Oracle Cloud Blog! My Name is Richard Garsthagen, I work for Oracle, but all things published here are my own opinions and views. I love technology and to share cool stuff around technology. Before I worked for Oracle I was employed by VMware and run for many years a virtualization blog called… Read More »