HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

The second most confusing part of VMware Cloud on AWS is HCX or Hybrid Cloud Extension. We use HCX to deliver long distance VMotion aka live migration. HCX is not the traditional vMotion you use in vCenter. HCX is a much more robust and advanced solution and has it’s own Continue reading HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

One of 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 a 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 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