• vSphere 7 with Kubernetes and Tanzu on VMware Cloud Foundation
    vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 1 vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 2: VMware Cloud Foundation 4 VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 4 delivers vSphere with Kubernetes at cloud scale, bringing together developers and IT operations by providing a full stack Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) for Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers. […]
  • vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 Headline New Features
    vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 1: vSphere 7 Cloud Infrastructure for Modern Applications Part 2 vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Now and over the next 5 years we are seeing a shift in how applications are built and run. In 2019 Line of Business (LOB) IT, or shadow IT, spend exceeded Infrastructure and […]
  • AWS Native Services Integration With VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post lists some of the available options for connecting VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with native AWS services for hybrid cloud deployments. The most common way of consuming AWS services with VMware Cloud on AWS is to use the built in Elastic Network Interface (ENI) functionality. Each VMware Cloud Software Defined Data […]
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Security One Stop Shop
    Kicking off 2020 with the theme of the year – security. In order to keep this content accurate the bulk of it has been quoted from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) self assessment. The CSA define best practises for secure cloud computing environments. The full assessment can be […]
  • The Importance of VMware Cloud on AWS Storage Policies
    This post talks about the importance of using Storage Policies with VMware Cloud on AWS to ensure the most efficient consumption of the available vSAN capacity. As a VMware Cloud on AWS customer this is something we initially overlooked, allowing the default policy to remain in place for a period of time. The end result […]
  • Bridging the Gap Between NHS and Public Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Following on from How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption, this post dives into more detail around how the UK National Health Service (NHS) can use VMware Cloud on AWS to bridge the gap between existing investments and Public Cloud. Part 1: How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption Part 2: Bridging the Gap Between NHS […]
  • How to Migrate VMware Virtual Machines to VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post pulls together the workload migration planning and lessons learned notes made during a real life customer use case of evacuation an on-premise date centre to VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS (Amazon Web Services). The content is a work in progress and intended as a generic list of considerations and useful links for both […]
  • Understand VMware Tanzu, Pacific, and Kubernetes for VMware Administrators
    This post was last updated 26/10/2019 and provides an overview of VMware Tanzu and Project Pacific. Peanut Butter & Jelly VMware and Kubernetes There will be more apps deployed in the next 5 years than in the last 40 years (source: Introducing Project Pacific: Transforming vSphere into the App Platform of the Future). The VMware strategy […]
  • Watch a Failover from Direct Connect to Backup VPN for VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post demonstrates a simulated failure of Amazon Direct Connect, with VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this setup the standby VPN has been configured to provide connectivity in the event of a Direct Connect failure. The environment consists of a 6 host stretched cluster in the eu-west-2 (London) region, across Availability […]
  • How to Consolidate vCenter External PSC with the vSphere Converge Tool
    This post gives an overview of the vCenter Server converge process using the HTML5 vSphere client. The converge functionality was added to the GUI with vSphere 6.7 U2, and enables consolidation of external Platform Services Controller (PSC) into the embedded deployment model. This was previously achieved in vSphere 6.5 onwards using a CLI tool. Following […]
  • Planning Your VMware Cloud on AWS Deployment
    This post pulls together the notes I have made during the planning of VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS (Amazon Web Services) deployment, and migrations of virtual machines from traditional on-premise vSphere infrastructure. It is intended as a generic list of considerations and useful links, and is not a comprehensive guide. Cloud, more-so than traditional infrastructure, is […]
  • How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption
    This post provides an overview of how the UK National Health Service (NHS) can unlock the benefits of cloud computing with VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Part 1: How VMware is Accelerating NHS Cloud Adoption Part 2: Bridging the Gap Between NHS and Public Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS In November […]
  • Watch VMware vSphere HA Recover Virtual Machines Across AWS Availability Zones
    This post demonstrates a simulated failure of an Availability Zone (AZ), in a VMware Cloud on AWS stretched cluster. The environment consists of a 6 host stretched cluster in the eu-west-2 (London) region, across Availability Zones eu-west-2a and eu-west-2b. The simulation was carried out by the VMware Cloud on AWS back-end support team, to help […]
  • Watch a Virtual Machine Live Migration to VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post demonstrates a live migration of a VMware Virtual Machine (VM) from an on-premise VMware infrastructure, to VMware Cloud on AWS. The steps below will demonstrate how quick and easy it is to move Virtual Machines between on-premise and VMware Cloud on AWS environments using VMware HCX migrations, without the need to re-IP or re-architect […]
  • How to Configure AWS Direct Connect with VMware Cloud on AWS
    This post talks about the setup of AWS Direct Connect with VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. Direct Connect provides a high-speed, low latency connection between Amazon services and your on-premises environment. Direct Connect is useful for those who want dedicated private connectivity with a consistent network experience in comparison with internet-based VPN connections. Direct Connect […]