When it comes to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), the devil is in the networking details. For those out there unfamiliar with VMC, it is an service that was jointly developed between AWS and VMware, and is fully managed by VMware. It is essentially a VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) as-a-Service running within the … Continue reading Why the heck can’t I connect to my stuff running in VMC from AWS?!?
VMworld 2020 is upon us and there are a ton of announcements related to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). I hope to review those here soon, but wanted to highlight another change that came around earlier this summer for SDDC versions 1.10+.VMC provides a full VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) within a specific AWS … Continue reading VMC Storage Policy Best Practices
HCX is an application mobility platform that is available at no extra cost for VMC customers. It can perform a number of functions, most notably VM migrations, Disaster Recovery and L2 Network Extensions between sites that are paired within HCX. I've deployed VMC/HCX a number of times as a POC for customers that are evaluating … Continue reading Migrate to VMC using HCX and Powershell
When I started working regularly with VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) mid-way through 2019, HCX hadn't officially been switched over to the Service Mesh method of deployment. At some point before the end of the summer, HCX multi-site service mesh became the preferred way to deploy HCX within VMC. Eventually, the older HCX components method … Continue reading Introduction to HCX Service Mesh
One common misconception about Public Cloud is that things like backup and security are automatically taken care of for you. Most cloud providers operate under a shared responsibility model, meaning they provide only up to a certain level of responsibility for security, availability, data protection, etc. This means that cloud architects must plan for backup … Continue reading Backing up VMware Cloud on AWS with Veeam
I stumbled upon a new update to the VMC on AWS service today. In working with a customer to spin up HCX, we began discussing the benefits of using Direct Connect versus Public WAN for HCX connectivity. In this case, the customer already had a Direct Connect in place, so it made sense to look … Continue reading VMC on AWS – HCX Private DNS Resolution
I recently posted about how my company is now a MSP reseller of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). I showed how easy it is to quickly spin up a VMware SDDC in the public cloud. Since I finally had a SDDC at my disposal, I went through and configured hybrid linked mode with our vSphere … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Hybrid Linked Mode
It has been about a year since VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS was released to the masses during VMworld 2017, and the buzz is still growing around this service. The initial release seemed to be high in cost and low in feature flexibility at the time, but much has changed in the last year. VMC … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Managed Service Provider