Quick and Dirty – Settings to make ESXi 6.7 work on Oracle Ravello


This is something a couple of us had been working on in the background during the vSphere 6.7 Beta testing to try and make it run on Oracle Ravellos cloud, which has a free tier for vExperts. So I am not going to take all the credit, a big shout out to David Owen @vMackem from Oracle and Raff Poltronieri @RaffaPol who tested this first and confirmed it works.

What to do

I am not going to run through the ESXi install or anything like that, just simply what config changes need to be made to allow ESXi 6.7 to run on Ravello. There are lots of other great resources out there for deploying an ESXi VM on Ravello.

First, deploy a new Empty ESX VM


Now this is the important bit, change the settings to exactly as shown below

Advanced settings on VM


System properties on VM


And that’s it folks, happy ESXi 6.7ing



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6 Responses

  1. Raff Poltronieri says:

    Thank you for mention Ian, but you did the hard part of the work

  2. Adam Fisher says:

    I’ve gone through these steps and was able to get vSphere 6.7 to install fine, but when trying to spin up a VM I get “virtualized intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform.” Can’t seem to power on a VM at this point, any steps needed to get past this? Or is it possible that Ravello placing this on AWS versus another provider could be the issue?

    • Ian says:

      Hi Adam,

      Did you enable the Allow Nested Virtualisation option? If you also set the PreferPhysicalHost option then it would not give the option to deploy in an AWS data centre as all bare metal instances run on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.


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