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VMware Cloud on AWS Blueprint

By : Oleg Ulyanov, Michael Schwartzman, Harsha Sanku
Book Image

VMware Cloud on AWS Blueprint

By: Oleg Ulyanov, Michael Schwartzman, Harsha Sanku

Overview of this book

If you’re looking to effortlessly transition from on-premises VMware vSphere environments or capital expenditure (CAPEX) to an agile operational expenditure (OPEX) model, trust the VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS platform for swift re-platforming of legacy applications into cloud-native framework. This comprehensive guide addresses hybrid cloud challenges, offering detailed solutions within the VMware Cloud on AWS ecosystem. Covering the foundational architecture, software-defined data center (SDDC) components of VMware Cloud on AWS, network and security configurations, and AWS service integrations, this book lays the foundation for you to advance to vCenter management, vSAN storage policies, NSX architecture, compute policies, SDDC console management, and the EDRS mechanism for cluster scaling. You’ll also explore integrated services such as VMware HCX for migration, VMware Aria suite, Tanzu Managed Kubernetes, and disaster recovery. Further, the book takes you through VMware Cloud APIs and guides you in managing workloads with VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts. With the help of practical insights, configuration tips, and best practices, you’ll unlock the full potential of VMC on AWS. By the end of this book, you’ll be equipped to successfully architect and manage VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs, handling day-to-day operations expertly.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1:VMware Cloud on AWS Foundations and VMware HCX as a Migration Tool
Part 2: Configuration, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting on VMware Cloud on AWS
Part 3: Leveraging Design Considerations and Best Practices

Part 1:VMware Cloud on AWS Foundations and VMware HCX as a Migration Tool

Part 1 serves as an introductory guide to VMware Cloud on AWS, and highlights the challenges associated with hybrid cloud environments. It explores various use cases catered to by VMware Cloud on AWS and delves into its high-level architecture. Additionally, it covers hybrid and public cloud challenges, addressing components such as vCenter, VMware vSAN, and NSX-T networking, and security features such as micro-segmentation, IPS/IDS, a Layer 7 firewall, and VMware-Managed Transit Gateway (vTGW). Furthermore, it highlights integrated services that enable various use cases, such as HCX for migration, disaster recovery, advanced logging, and container services with Tanzu. It also covers the Cloud Service Platform and VMware Cloud Console.

This part consists of the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Foundation of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Chapter 2, Exploring Networking, Security, and AWS Integrations
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