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VMCAWSDM - VMware Cloud on AWS: Deploy and Manage 2019


Duration: 3 days

This three-day course teaches you skills for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud™ on AWS infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and interactive, simulated labs, you deploy and manage the VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware vSphere® features that build a foundation for a hybrid infrastructure. You also discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. 


By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the architecture of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Deploy a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC and Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Configure internal, external, and inter-SDDC networking
  • Describe and configure storage integrations and solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Configure a connection between an on-premises vSphere SDDC and a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
  • Configure the scale-up and scale-down of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
  • Migrate virtual machines between on-premises vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs
  • Describe additional services that add value to a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC
  • Describe lifecycle, troubleshooting scenarios, and support resources for a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC


Module 1: Course Introduction 

  • Introductions and course logistics 
  • Course objectives 
  • Identify additional resources for after this course 
  • Identify other VMware Education Offerings

Module 2: Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS 

  • Why choose VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Overview of VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Billing and pricing

Module 3: Managing the SDDC and Creating Virtual Machines

  • Creating and managing users in VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Deploying and accessing SDDCs 
  • Creating Virtual Machines

Module 4: Networking in VMware Cloud on AWS 

  • Overview of VMware Cloud on AWS networking 
  • Networking design of VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Networking operations 
  • Inter-SDDC networking

Module 5: Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS 

  • VMware vSAN in VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Stretched clusters 
  • External storage integrations and solutions

Module 6: Working with On-Premises vSphere 

  • Hybrid linked mode 
  • Hybrid Cloud Extension 
  • Migrating Virtual Machines 
  • vSphere permissions

Module 7: Scaling the SDDC and Managing Hosts 

  • Sizing the SDDC 
  • Cluster management 
  • Adding and removing hosts 
  • Host remediation

Module 8: Resource Management and Availability 

  • VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud™ on AWS 
  • vSphere HA

Module 9: Using Other VMware Products with the SDDC 

  • Site Recovery Add-On Service 
  • VMware Horizon® 
  • VMware vRealize® Suite 
  • VMware Log Intelligence™ 
  • Using APIs with VMware Cloud on AWS

Module 10: Maintaining and Troubleshooting 

  • VMware Cloud on AWS 
  • Best practice maintenance
  • Support and staying up to date 
  • Common troubleshooting steps 
  • Next steps to use VMware Cloud on AWS


Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators


Complete the following course or have the knowledge, experience and understanding listed below: 

  • Understand concepts presented in the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] course or a later vSphere version.
  • Equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server®.
  • High-level understanding of VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX-T™ Data Center.


This course is not associated with any Certification.


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