Nested Virtualization: VCSA 6.5 deployment on Oracle Ravello Cloud


I was building a lab on Oracle Ravello Cloud and I wanted to install VMware vCenter Virtual Appliance 6.5 on a deployed ESXi host. I started the deployment as usual and the deployment failed in the middle of the VCSA configuration. It was not able to power on and below error message deployed in the ESXi host client. “Failed to power on virtual machine <VM_NAME>. You are running VMware ESXi through an incompatible hypervisor. You cannot power on virtual machine until this hypervisor disabled“. See below error message.

So I tried to manually Power on the Virtual Machine and was not able to do that and ended up with the same error message again and again. Read More

VMware Cloud on AWS Technical Overview


VMware has released the VMware Cloud on AWS recently and I’m so excited to read the white paper of the solution and I have been explaining and sharing the details with my junior colleagues at the office. I was really interested about this and I have been watching some YouTube videos at the initial stage of the release. So I thought to write this article based on the white paper to share the details of the initial overview of the product. Hope this will help my colleagues to understand and get the insight of this release.

With the partnership of AWS VMware brings the enterprise-class Software Defined-Data center experience to the customers. It allows you to run the VMware based cloud applications on the optimized AWS bare-metal hypervisors. It has been released as an on-demand service and customers can manage their Virtual Machines along with the upgraded VMware tools on the VMware Cloud on AWS platform.

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Build your Lab with Ravello Cloud – Experience the true benefit as a vExpert


You can experience the true benefit as a vExpert from Ravello Cloud to build your own home lab with few easy steps. I was really worrying about my home lab and it was getting old with these new VMware releases. Buying new hardware is not an easy task in a country like Sri Lanka. You have to spend hell amount of money to refresh or build your Home Lab with new and compatible hardware for your home lab. Ravallo helped me to bring up my new home lab and I’d like to Thank You for the vExpert subscription.

So, I thought to write this article about building an own home lab with Ravello Cloud.
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