With SDDC version 1.18, VMware released the capability to add additional Tier-1 gateways inside of the SDDC for VMware Cloud on AWS. Customers have additional capabilities to consider in designing their SDDC. Customers can now have overlapping IP space in the SDDC, use zone/perimeter firewalling, implement gateway specific VPNs, or other features.
We can now build a production SDDC from the API. This will be a multi-step process, including finding the account-linking url, running the AWS CloudFormation Template, finding the the compatible VPC and subnets, and deploying the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). I have documented the required API calls to find the required information in several pages, and will refer to them as needed.
VMware Cloud users can choose to leverage REST based APIs in order to provision and manage all aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), NSX configuration, and more. I wanted to write my steps to get started and dive into the authentication structure to generate an access token as a building block for future posts.