How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

In a previous post I showed you how to create Windows and NFS shares on VMware Cloud on AWS that land on Amazon S3 storage. What about if you wanted to use your local vSAN storage to present these services to your VM’s. In this guide I will show you Continue reading How to serve NFS, iSCSI and Windows File shares on VMware Cloud on AWS

The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

So you just finished patch Tuesday again, upgraded to vSphere 6.5 and you thought you could take a breath but now your boss is asking you to migrate 20% of your workloads to the cloud. You can already anticipate all the stress from your application owners, DBA’s and end users Continue reading The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

So you just deployed HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS and now you are at the point where you logged into your local vCenter and opened the plugin but you are getting an error stating “Your session is no longer valid, you need to login again to view and manage Continue reading HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

One of the biggest areas of confusion with the VMware Cloud on AWS service is the networking. Honestly I can see why as I remember my first meetings with engineering and it was a bit overwhelming. having spent the last year working with several customers, I now believe I have Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

VMware Cloud on AWS limited rights explained

VMware Cloud on AWS is a managed service. Support, patching and maintenance of the infrastructure is the responsibility of VMware. With that said there needs to be a separation of access control so a customer does not accidentally cause a support alert or worse, bring down the entire cluster. While Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS limited rights explained

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 How to use Terraform with VMware Cloud on AWS

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 Comparing VMware Cloud on AWS and Azure

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 How to run a VMware Cloud on AWS Assessment

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 VMware Cloud Hybrid Linked mode first look