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

HCX performance consideration for DC migration.

I was working with a customer recently and ended up spending a lot of time talking about how to get better performance while migrating virtual machine (s) from Source Data Center to Target Data Center using VMware HCX technology. Here are some of the factors (not limited to) to consider Continue reading HCX performance consideration for DC migration.

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where you logged into your local vCenter and opened the plugin but you are getting an error stating “Your session is no longer valid, you need to login again to view and manage Continue reading HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

VMC HCX Site Pairing Gotcha

So you are at the point where you have HCX manager appliance deployed and you need to create a site pair with the HCX in the cloud but you keep timeing out or getting an error. NOTE: This problem only occurs when you are connected to VMC with a Direct Continue reading VMC HCX Site Pairing 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

How to Create a Windows NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS

In this guide I will show you how to create a Windows File Share NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS using AWS Storage Gateway that is backed by low cost S3 storage. This same NAS can also serve as an NFS server as well. More on that later though. Let’s Continue reading How to Create a Windows NAS on VMware Cloud on AWS

Top 10 coolest features of VMware Cloud on AWS

I am blessed with the privilege of using VMware cloud on AWS everyday. I still get excited every time I show a feature to a customer because I love that moment of awe they have when they see what we can do. In no particular order these are the top Continue reading Top 10 coolest features of VMware Cloud on AWS

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 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