The Economics of VMC on Dell EMC

The Economics of VMC on Dell EMC

The Economics of VMC on Dell EMC

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 […]


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Deploying a VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) Software…

Deploying a VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

Deploying a VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) Software…

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.


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Cloud to Cloud Disaster Recovery with VMware…

Cloud to Cloud Disaster Recovery with VMware Site Recovery

Cloud to Cloud Disaster Recovery with VMware…

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 […]


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Get DHCP Lease details for VMC on AWS…

Get DHCP Lease details for VMC on AWS workloads/VMs

Get DHCP Lease details for VMC on AWS…

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 […]


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VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Overview

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Overview

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Overview

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is a Local Cloud as a Service solution that combines the simplicity and agility of public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure with a fully-managed hybrid cloud platform. TRY HANDS-ON LAB Learn More https://www.vmware.com/products/vmc-on-dell-emc.html Start a conversation https://twitter.com/vmwarecloud


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Ubiquiti USG VPN Setup for VMware Cloud on AWS

Ubiquiti USG VPN Setup for VMware Cloud on AWS

Ubiquiti USG VPN Setup for VMware Cloud on AWS

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 […]


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Self Service Private Cloud with VMware Cloud…

Self Service Private Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation

Self Service Private Cloud with VMware Cloud…

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.


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Global Load Balancing using NSX ALB in VMC

Global Load Balancing using NSX ALB in VMC

Global Load Balancing using NSX ALB in VMC

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.


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Demo: Using VMware Cloud on AWS for Disaster…

Demo: Using VMware Cloud on AWS for Disaster Recovery

Demo: Using VMware Cloud on AWS for Disaster…

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 […]


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Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud on AWS

Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud on AWS

Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud on AWS

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.


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Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS: Technical Overview

Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS: Technical Overview

Horizon on VMware Cloud on AWS: Technical Overview

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 […]


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VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation Tasks

VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation Tasks

VMware Cloud Builder – Bringup Validation Tasks

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 […]


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Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2.1 and VMware Cloud Foundation 3.10.2.1

Announcing General Availability of VMware Cloud…

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


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VMware Cloud on AWS Availability and Resiliency…

VMware Cloud on AWS Availability and Resiliency Introduction

VMware Cloud on AWS Availability and Resiliency…

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.


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VMware Cloud on AWS -Lightning Hands-on Lab

Get an introduction to deploying a software-defined data center using VMware Cloud™ on AWS in 15-minutes. Try a Hands-on-lab today.

VMware Cloud on AWS -Lightning Hands-on Lab

Get an introduction to deploying a software-defined data center using VMware Cloud™ on AWS in 15-minutes. Try a Hands-on-lab today.


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Database as a Service (DBaaS) on VMware Cloud…

Database as a Service (DBaaS) on VMware Cloud infrastructure with vVOLs (Part 1 of 2)

Database as a Service (DBaaS) on VMware Cloud…

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


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JSON configuration to deploy VMware Cloud…

JSON configuration to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) with secondary VDS

JSON configuration to deploy VMware Cloud…

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 […]


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Whitepaper | Comparing AWS Tools for Cloud Cost…

Whitepaper | Comparing AWS Tools for Cloud Cost Management and Optimization

Whitepaper | Comparing AWS Tools for Cloud Cost…

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; […]


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VMware Cloud Foundation – Upgrade Precheck…

VMware Cloud Foundation – Upgrade Precheck Fails for ESXi Config

VMware Cloud Foundation – Upgrade Precheck…

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…


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