Over the past year, in my work as a Cloud Economist here at VMware supporting the VMC on Dell EMC offering, I’ve had the privilege to run TCO analysis with many organizations across multiple industries and locations. In that time, I have found that some of these TCO studies […]
Deploying your first VMC SDDC is so easy, you can start creating new workloads in about 2 hours. The official VMware documentation on deploying a VMC SDDC can be found here It is also worthwhile reviewing the On-boarding Checklist for purchasing VMware Cloud on AWS, which can be found here.
VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS has become more popular over the previous year with many customers looking at VMC on AWS as a good solution for their disaster recovery needs. With the addition of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery (VCDR) to the DR portfolio, many customers are leveraging both VCDR and […]
Customers have been looking for ways to retrieve the DHCP lease information in VMC on AWS. Currently the UI doesn’t display all the lease information in one place. I have attempted to write a script to retrieve all the DHCP information for the default inbuilt DHCP server as well as any DHCP […]
My day job requires me to do a lot of work with VMware Cloud on AWS. If I plan on doing any real work with the virtual machines, kubernetes clusters, or applications I really need a VPN tunnel to securely access those resources. My problem has been setting up my aging Ubiquiti USG […]
Organizations that are looking to transform their on-premises data center infrastructure into a highly automated private cloud have often struggled with how to deliver a true self-service consumption and delivery model that provides the fine-grained and centralized governance and control required.
Overview Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) is the method of load balancing applications/workloads that are distributed globally (typically, multiple data centers and public clouds). GSLB enables efficient distribution of traffic across application servers that are dispersed geographically.
Protecting virtualized workloads against disaster strikes, whether natural or man-made, is a critical operations capability for IT teams. This demo will explore VMware DR solutions that leverage VMware Cloud on AWS as a secondary data center site that can exploit modern subscription-based […]
Elastic DRS allows scaling your VMware Cloud on AWS cluster according to demand by adding or removing hosts automatically based on specific policies. This feature further extends the availability and resiliency of the SDDC cluster and removes the infrastructure operations burden from the customer.
With Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS, you get the VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), delivered as a service on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with the market-leading capabilities of VMware Horizon. This video shows how you can use this hybrid cloud for virtual desktops and applications to […]
Back in February I shared a post called VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation for VMware Cloud Foundation, where I discussed details around changes relating to the validation modules used within VMware Cloud Builder for VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. At the time I promised to share more […]
Two new GA announcements for VMware Cloud Foundation this week, both including important security updates to VMware vCenter Server Appliance and other BOM updates as detailed below. VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2.1 The VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2.1 release includes the following: Security fixes for Photon OS: SDDC Manager 4.2.1 contains security updates for Photon OS packages from … Continued The post Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2.1 and VMware Cloud Foundation…Read More
With VMware Cloud on AWS, the proven enterprise benefits of VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX are combined with AWS bare-metal instances to deliver a jointly-engineered service that makes moving to the cloud simple, without sacrificing reliability.
With the unstoppable rise of open-source databases, businesses are adopting multiple database management system types to power their applications. This creates the complex challenge of ensuring all infrastructure components are organized, compatible, and accessible to avoid mission-critical application failures, and while adopting these new databases and technologies, DBA’s are expected to do more with less … Continued The post Database as a Service (DBaaS) on VMware Cloud infrastructure with…Read More
I recently spent some time exploring VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) using VMware Cloud Builder, which is a tool that automates the entire VCF deployment and configuration when provided a set of ESXi hosts that meet all the pre-requisites. To begin a VCF deployment, users will typically provide a […]
With this Whitepaper, You’ll Learn: The most common cloud financial management challenges organizations face as they evolve through their cloud journey; The AWS tools designed to help alleviate cloud cost management and optimization challenges; […]
Whilst working on a few things this week I needed to upgrade my home lab running VMware Cloud Foundation, and was walking through the Upgrade Precheck when I hit a failure for the ESXi Config. During my investigation what I’ve found is that if there is any kind of warning that gets thrown in the…