Managing Agent Dependencies
In Oracle Cloud Migrations, an agent dependency is a third-party package that the remote agent appliance needs for its operation.
To generate snapshots for VMware VM disks, the VMware replication plugin requires the agent dependency, which is a VMware library named Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK).
VDDK isn’t included in the remote agent appliance software package as there are licensing restrictions of the third-party package. Therefore, you can add agent dependencies to a source environment as third-party library dependencies to the remote agent appliance.
You can download VDDK from the third-party library provider (VMware), and then make it available to the remote agent appliance by uploading them to a preconfigured object storage bucket.
The agent dependency service supports the installation of the following third-party library:
|Replication||VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK)|
Create a source environment. See Creating an Environment.
Install the remote agent appliance VM on a vCenter server and register the agent in an Oracle Cloud Migrations environment. For more information, see:
- Download the appropriate VDDK version for the external VMware environment and upload it
to an object storage bucket.
The VDDK library version,
VMware-vix-disklib-7.0.2-17696664.x86_64.tar.gz(VDDK 7.0.2) is supported. You can download this library from the VMware vSphere site, https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/get-download?downloadGroup=VDDK70U2.Note
VDDK 7.0.2 supports VMware vSphere version 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0.