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

My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

That’s right, once again VMworld is back in San Francisco and there is so much to announce this year. While it is going to be nice to be in SF there is a lot more to get excited about. As an employee I can’t register for sessions so that you Continue reading My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

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where you logged into your local vCenter and opened the plugin but you are getting an error stating “Your session is no longer valid, you need to login again to view and manage Continue reading HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha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

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 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 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