This four-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure. You explore the common use cases of the VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure that allows you to modernize, protect, and scale applications based on VMware vSphere that leverage AWS. In this course, you are introduced to various rapid and easy migration options for workloads based on vSphere to VMware Cloud on AWS. In addition, you are presented with VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, which is a Disaster Recovery as-a-service (DRaaS) solution, with fast recovery capabilities, that can be used to cost-effectively protect a broad set of your virtualized applications.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Describe the architecture of VMware Cloud on AWS
Deploy a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC and virtual machines (VMs)
Configure internal, external, and inter-SDDC networking
Describe and configure storage integrations and solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS
Configure a connection between an on-premises vSphere SDDC and a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
Configure the scale-up and scale-down of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
Migrate virtual machines between on-premises vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs
Describe and configure disaster recovery solutions
Describe additional services that add value to a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
Describe lifecycle, troubleshooting scenarios, and support resources for a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Why choose VMware Cloud on AWS
    Management and operational structure

  • VMware Cloud on AWS Platform and SDDC Deployment Preparation

  • Getting started with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Preparing AWS infrastructure for a VMware Cloud on AWS deployment
    Setting up a VMware on Cloud AWS account
    Billing and pricing on VMware Cloud services

  • Deploying and Scaling and SDDC

  • Deploying and examining SDDC configurations
    Sizing the SDDC
    SDDC cluster management
    SDDC host management
    Optimizing and maintaining an SDDC cluster using Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud™ on AWS

  • Accessing and Analyzing vCenter Configurations

  • Accessing vCenter Server in the Cloud SDDC from the public internet
    Creating virtual machines in the Cloud SDDC
    Analyzing HA, DRS, and resource pools settings in the SDDC
    Analyzing vSphere permissions

  • Networking in VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Internal SDDC network
    Networking and security options
    Inter-SDDC networking

  • Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS

  • vSAN storage in VMware Cloud on AWS
    Attaching external storage to a VM running on an SDDC

  • Working with On-Premises vSphere

  • Hybrid linked mode
    VMware Cloud on AWS migration solutions
    Virtual machine migration with VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Accessing API with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Maintenance and support
    Common troubleshooting steps

  • Disaster Recovery Solution

  • Site Recovery add-on service
    VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

  • Using Other VMware Products with the SDDC

  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight Cloud™
    VMware Horizon® with VMware Cloud on AWS
    VMware vRealize® Automation Cloud™ add-on


Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators will benefit from this course.




Before taking this course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage VMware vSAN and HCI Fundamentals VMware NSX-T Data Center: Install, Configure, Manage


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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