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Implement and configure AWS Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS VM workloads

In our previous post we saw the design of the AWS Backup on VMC. In this post we’re going through the implementation steps As per the design and best practice, we are going to use the ENI for the Backup traffic CREATE A VPC ENDPOINT  TO CREATE AN INTERFACE ENDPOINT FOR AN AWS SERVICE 1. Open the Amazon VPC console at    2. In the navigation pane, choose Endpoints 3. Choose Create endpoint 4. Name the endpoint   5. For Service category, choose AWS services 6. For Service name, search “ Backup ” and select “ backup-gateway ” service from the dropdown 7. For VPC, select the VPC which we used for SDDC deployment and extension 8. To create an interface endpoint for Amazon S3, you must “uncheck” Additional settings, Enable DNS name. This is because Amazon S3 does not support private DNS for interface VPC endpoints 9. For  Subnets , select one subnet per Availability Zone which we used for SDDC VMC selection  10. For Security group , sel

Inactive computer account clean up

                         As workstations get added and removed to AD, computer accounts become needs to be cleaned up so they can be used for new computers. The following Powershell code retrieves all computers that either has not logged into AD for more than 90 days or never logged in and exports into a file.

Get-QADComputer -SizeLimit 0 -IncludedProperties LastLogonTimeStamp -SearchRoot '' |
where { ($_.AccountIsDisabled -eq $false) -and (($_.LastLogonTimeStamp -eq $null) -or ((((get-date) - $_.LastLogonTimeStamp).Days) -gt 90)) } |
Select-Object Name, ParentContainer, DN | Sort -Property ParentContainer| Export-Csv <file>

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