How to use Terraform with VMware Cloud on AWS

In this article I will show you how to use Terrafom to provision a VM to VMware cloud on AWS. Using Terraform with the vSphere Provider is not new. Because VMware Cloud on AWS is a managed service there are some gotchas with using a tool like Terraform. Because of Continue reading

Comparing VMware Cloud on AWS and Azure

While working with customers I get this question a lot so I wanted to share with you some of the differences between the two offerings. Please note this is not a competitive bashathon. Let’s face it, we live in a multi-cloud world and customers are leveraging both public and private Continue reading

How to run a VMware Cloud on AWS Assessment

Wondering how much VMware Cloud on AWS you need? Want to scan your existing environment and run a report to see how many hosts you need? Well you have come to the right place. In this article I will show you how to download and install vRealize Business for Cloud Continue reading

VMware Cloud on AWS DR as a Service first look

The days of managing a remote DR hot site are over!!! Last week at Amazon reInvent, VMware announced General Availability of DR as a Service for VMware Cloud on AWS. This service leverages a very mature and widely used solution from VMWare called SRM or Site Recovery Manager. In this Continue reading

VMware in the Clouds – Cheat Sheet

It has been a huge year for VMware! So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick reference guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds. Any Cloud: Software as a service management tools delivered from the Cloud to be able to manage across both vSphere and your Continue reading

Containers for the vSphere Admin: After School Special Update

Sorry, no awkward family drama show here, just an update to the ongoing and evolving world of containers. In this post I will provide an update on the state of Windows containers and the rise of Kubernetes. What is a Windows Container? Like Linux Containers, Windows Containers are Microsoft Windows Continue reading

VMware Cloud Hybrid Linked mode first look

At VMworld Vegas, VMware announced availability of hybrid linked mode for vCenter. This allows you to view and manage both your on-prem vSphere environment as well as your SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS. Let’s take a look at this awesome new feature! NOTE: Although similar, this is not vCenter Continue reading