Oracle Cloud VMware Solution – Networking Reference Architecture

I’ve been leading our technical sales and enablement initiatives for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution for some time now, and a number of the most common questions I hear are around how Oracle Cloud VMware Solution’s networking layers fit within the overall Oracle Cloud architecture.

To try and answer those questions, I created this poster to visualize the logical topology design behind networking workflows across Customer On-Premises, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  My goal is to help illustrate how the components fit together, particularly how the vSphere and NSX-T components integrate into OCI’s network layers. To download the full-sized Reference Architecture poster, click here.

Key sections:

  • Customer On-Premises Software Defined Data Center (SDDC): On-premises datacenter hosting virtualized workloads. These may reside on various network and storage types and can be running any supported versions of vSphere.
  • On-premises to Oracle Cloud Connectivity: Services hosted on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution can be accessed over the Internet, but on-premises to Oracle Cloud connections are more commonly over Internet VPN or dedicated Fast Connect links.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Region: Region-specific cloud tenancy where customers must deploy a Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure prior to provisioning their Oracle Cloud VMware Solution
  • Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (SDDC):  Customer-managed Oracle Cloud Infrastructure solution leveraging VMware vSphere, NSX-T, vSAN, and HCX for workload mobility.  Once networking connectivity is established from On-Premises, customers can begin configuring the HCX deployment and migrating via Oracle FastConnect.
  • Sidebar callouts: Expand on items within the poster. Watch out for subsequent posts in which we’ll delve deeper into some of these areas.


If you would like to take a virtual tour on the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, we now offer a complementary Hands-on-Lab.    We hope to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us for more information.


About the Authors

Steve Dockar

Global Technical Alliance Manager at VMware

Steve is a Global Technical Alliance Manager at VMware. With a background as a Solutions Architect designing and building Service Provider Cloud platforms for some of VMware’s largest partners, Steve now leads the technical alliance between VMware and Oracle globally for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. With over ten years experience in virtualization and public cloud product design, Steve is part of the joint team helping to align the development of Oracle’s VMware offerings with those of VMware’s core Software Defined Data Center products, and the broader VMware product portfolio.

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