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VMware Cloud on AWS

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  • Overview

    This three-day course teaches you skills for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud™ on AWS infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and 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.

    Product Alignment

    • VMware Cloud on AWS
    • VMware ESXi™ 7.0
    • VMware vCenter Server® 7.0
    • VMware vSAN™ 7.0
    • VMware NSX-T™ Data Center 2.5
  • Who Should Take This Course


    • Anyone planning to migrate, build, or hybridize with VMware Cloud on AWS will benefit from this course.
    • Experienced system administrators, system engineers, and system integrators


    Before taking this course, students should take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge and experience:

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    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
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Course Outline

    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS

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

    Managing the SDDC and Creating Virtual Machines

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

    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

    Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS

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

    Working with On-Premises vSphere

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

    Scaling the SDDC and Managing Hosts

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

    Resource Management and Availability

    • Managing Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud on AWS
    • Evaluating VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ and VMware vSphere® High Availability configurations in VMware Cloud on AWS

    Using Other VMware Products with the SDDC

    • Site Recovery Add-On Service
    • Project Dimension: VMware Cloud™ on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud™ on Dell EMC
    • VMware Horizon®
    • VMware vRealize® Suite
    • VMware Cloud Marketplace™
    • APIs with VMware Cloud on AWS

    Maintaining and Troubleshooting VMware Cloud on AWS

    • Best practice maintenance
    • Support and staying up to date
    • Common troubleshooting steps
    • Next steps in using VMware Cloud on AWS
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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