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  1. OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) Strategy
  2. OCPSTRAT-223

OpenShift on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS)


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    • OCPSTRAT-10Install and update OpenShift on Infrastructure Providers
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      BU Priority Overview

      Enable installation and lifecycle support of OpenShift 4 on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS)


      • Validating OpenShift on OCVS to make it officially supported. 
      • Enable installation of OpenShift 4 on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution (OCVS) using currently supported install methods.
      • OpenShift 4 on OCVS can be updated that results in a cluster and applications that are in a healthy state when update is completed.
      • Telemetry reports back on clusters using OpenShift 4 on OCVS for connected OpenShift clusters (e.g. platform=vsphere + some other indicator to know it's running on OCVS).

      State of the Business

      • OCVS essentially, is hardware provided by Oracle, customer manages the vSphere layer and up, i.e. OCVS provides root access to all VMware API layers. If customer wants, they can even re-install vSphere. The API's at the vSphere level (in OCVS) should be the exact same as OpenShift has already validated with vSphere - this has been confirmed by VMware.
      • On paper OpenShift on OCVS will work as-is with OpenShift on vSphere today, but this specific integration with OCVS itself has not yet been tested by our team, nor have we evaluated this scenario thoroughly. If OCVS leverages vSphere APIs without modifying any of the vSphere APIs and meets OCP requirements, then we believe running OpenShift on OCVS should be no different from running OpenShift on any other tested and supported vSphere environments, since OCP's integration is with vSphere, and not with its underlying platform.
      • There are some production customers already but validation comes in lots of opportunities and will help lower the friction to adoption.
      • VMware does publish in https://cloud.vmware.com/providers/cloud-providers/oracle that Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is VMware Cloud Verified.

      Why is this important

      • OCVS is starting to gain momentum and there is growing customer interest.
      • In the Middle East (e.g. Saudi Arabia), only Oracle Cloud and Alibaba Cloud are approved hyperscalars.


      • This Section:* A list of specific needs or objectives that a Feature must deliver to satisfy the Feature.. Some requirements will be flagged as MVP. If an MVP gets shifted, the feature shifts. If a non MVP requirement slips, it does not shift the feature.


      Requirement Notes isMvp?
      CI - MUST be running successfully with test automation This is a requirement for ALL features. YES
      Release Technical Enablement Provide necessary release enablement details and documents. YES

      (Optional) Use Cases

      This Section:

      • Main success scenarios - high-level user stories
      • Alternate flow/scenarios - high-level user stories
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      • RFE-3635 - Supporting Openshift on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure(OCI) & Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA)

      Questions to answer...

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      Out of Scope

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      Background, and strategic fit

      • Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is a customer-managed, VMware Cloud based environment consisting of vSphere, vSAN, NSX-T Data Center and vCenter Server. Customers have full control of VMware environments while leveraging the capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Cloud VMware Solution provides bare metal compute, advanced L2 network and storage-rich infrastructure to deliver a full-fidelity VMware service for predictable application performance.


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      Customer Considerations

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      Documentation Considerations

      Questions to be addressed:

      • What educational or reference material (docs) is required to support this product feature? For users/admins? Other functions (security officers, etc)?
      • Does this feature have doc impact?
      • New Content, Updates to existing content, Release Note, or No Doc Impact
      • If unsure and no Technical Writer is available, please contact Content Strategy.
      • What concepts do customers need to understand to be successful in [action]?
      • How do we expect customers will use the feature? For what purpose(s)?
      • What reference material might a customer want/need to complete [action]?
      • Is there source material that can be used as reference for the Technical Writer in writing the content? If yes, please link if available.
      • What is the doc impact (New Content, Updates to existing content, or Release Note)?








            racedoro@redhat.com Ramon Acedo
            julim Ju Lim
            Joseph Callen, Oved Ourfali, Ramon Acedo, Richard Vanderpool, Xiaoli Tian
            Jianwei Hou Jianwei Hou
            Stephanie Stout Stephanie Stout
            Joseph Callen Joseph Callen
            Joseph Callen Joseph Callen
            Senthamilarasu S Senthamilarasu S
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