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(11)
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Intermediate
Updated
Nov 27, 2018
Duration
1h 47m
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VMware’s hottest new offering, VMware Cloud on AWS, allows IT organizations to run traditional virtualization workloads in the AWS cloud. In this course, VMware Cloud on AWS Fundamentals, you'll learn the essentials and all the other benefits that will help you further your knowledge. First, you'll learn how VMware Cloud on AWS works. Next, you'll walk through each step you would take to configure VMware. Finally, you'll discover how to connect it to your on-premises vSphere infrastructure and run traditional applications in tandem with AWS cloud applications. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of VMware Cloud on AWS.

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About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music playing) My name is David Davis, and I'm honored to be your instructor for this course. I've been writing, teaching, and speaking about enterprise technologies and cloud computing for over 10 years now. During that time, I've created over 50 Pluralsight courses, and this is one of my favorite courses yet. VMware's hottest new offering, VMware Cloud on AWS allows IT organizations to run traditional virtualization workloads in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The benefits of this are ultimate scalability, agility, and efficiency for vSphere workloads with direct high-speed access to AWS services. In this course, you'll learn exactly how VMware Cloud on AWS works, what steps you would take to configure it, how to connect it to your on-premises vSphere infrastructure, and how to run traditional applications in tandem with AWS Cloud applications. If you don't have fundamental knowledge of cloud computing and virtualization, I recommend that you first watch my courses covering the Fundamentals of Cloud Computing and the Fundamentals of Virtualization learning path to gain a solid foundation before jumping into this course. By the end of this course, you'll have a solid understanding of VMware Cloud on AWS. So buckle up, grab a beverage, and join me on this adventure into VMware's hottest new solution. (Music playing)

Understanding VMware Cloud on AWS
Before we deploy VMware Cloud on AWS, we should first take a few minutes here to understand exactly what VMware Cloud on AWS is and how it helps us. Here is what you'll learn in this module. We'll talk first about the challenges that IT organizations are facing today, being forced to do things better, faster, cheaper, with more agility and scalability than ever before. We'll talk about the solutions that are provided by VMware Cloud on AWS for those challenges. You'll learn about VMware's Software-Defined Data Center vision and their Cloud Foundation solution. After that, we'll talk about the subscription models for VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as the typical use cases. We've got a lot to cover; let's get started.

Deploying VMware Cloud on AWS
And now we've reached the exciting part of this course where we're going to get started deploying VMware Cloud on AWS. So, here is what you'll learn in this module. We'll kick it off by deploying a Software-Defined Data Center, or an SDDC, in VMware Cloud on AWS. After that, I'll walk you through the initial configuration, and then we'll discuss how to get support should you need it along the way. We've got a lot to cover, so let's get started.

Administering VMware Cloud to AWS
With our Software-Defined Data Center deployed in VMware Cloud on AWS, it's time to walk through some of the common administrative tasks that you will perform as an administrator for VMware Cloud on AWS. Here's what you'll learn in this module. I'll show you how to connect to VMware vCenter using the vSphere HTML5 client. It's easy to do, but to accomplish it, we'll have to configure a firewall rule, so I'll walk you through that process. You'll also learn the basics of configuring networking in VMware Cloud on AWS. You'll learn how to create a new logical network, as well as where to go to configure Management and Compute Gateway, firewall rules, NAT rules, and VPNs. From there I'll cover how to manage users, and then after that, something really cool, how to create our first virtual machine using VMware Cloud on AWS. And then we'll wrap it up with how to manage resources. We've got a lot to cover; let's get started!

Connecting VMware Cloud to On-premises vSphere
While it is possible to just use VMware Cloud on AWS, without connecting it to your on-premises vSphere infrastructure, perhaps you don't even have a vSphere infrastructure on-premises, in most cases, VMware Cloud on AWS is being adopted by companies who do have an on-premises vSphere infrastructure and want to connect these two to create a hybrid cloud. In this module, you'll learn about creating a management VPN. This is important for security for managing VMware Cloud on AWS, editing firewall rules, and the VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension, better known as HCX. We've got a lot to cover; let's get started.

Connecting VMware Cloud to AWS
One of the biggest reasons to leverage VMware Cloud on AWS is to connect your VMware Cloud on AWS workloads to the hundreds of services provided by Amazon Web Services. I'm talking about things like RDS databases, S3 object storage, and much more. Here's what you'll learn in this module. We'll kick it off by connecting VMware Cloud on AWS to AWS. So what we'll do is I'll walk you through entering the AWS account information, which will create a CloudFormation template to link AWS to VMware Cloud on AWS. After that, I'll show you how to integrate VMware Cloud on AWS with some AWS workloads. For example, an AWS EC2 instance, as well as how to create endpoints so that Amazon Web Services could be leveraged by VMware Cloud on AWS. We've got a lot to cover; let's get started.