Multiple Compute Gateways in VMware Cloud on AWS

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.

AWS Summit Chicago

I had a great time presenting at AWS Summit at McCormick Place at the Apollo Theater.  I wanted to post some pictures of the event.  The session was titled “Modernize your applications and move to the cloud while satisfying IT Ops and Finance.”  It was a great experience!  

Building an SDDC with the VMware Cloud APIs using Postman

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.

Validating the Login Request Using Postman

In a previous post, I showed how to setup the in Postman environment and configured authentication, let us check out how the access token is stored in the variable for future use in accessing the VMware Cloud APIs.  We will validate the Access token returned is stored as a variable for future use. 

Getting Started with Postman for Working with VMware Cloud APIs

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.

VMware Cloud on AWS APIs

There are many tools that can be used to interact with the VMware Cloud on AWS API: through the API Explorer, Postman, curl, The Python Client for VMware Cloud on AWS, or other tools.  In this post, I have documented common organization, account linking, and SDDC operations customers might leverage in order to build and maintain an SDDC.

Workload Resiliency and Management with Stretched Clusters in VMware Cloud on AWS

One of the unique features of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) is stretched clusters.  It allows customers to run their VMs and provide resiliency across AWS availability zones (AZ) without having to re-architect an application.  At a basic level, it works by creating a vSAN stretched cluster across two AZs, with a third AZ hosting …

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CODE 2742: Tales from the Trenches- RealWorld VMware Cloud on AWS Migration

I had the opportunity to present a couple experiences of mine at VMworld through VMware {code}. It was a great experience, and I definitely learned alot about how the submission process works. Patrick Kremer did alot of the coordination, showing me the way! We discussed a couple python based flings, including the Python Client for VMC on AWS and the SDDC Import/Export for VMware Cloud on AWS.

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