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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

Cisco HSRP – Redundant gateway router configuration

HSRP stands for Hot Standby Router Protocol, and what it does is create a virtual IP address (which hosts will use as the gateway address). This virtual address is free to move between configured routers as needed.

Some background for this config:

Local Subnet:
Desired gateway address:

Both routers and their hosts must be on the same layer 2 network.

On Router A:
ip address
standby 1 ip
standby 1 preempt
standby 1 priority 110
standby 1 authentication myrouter
standby 1 track serial 0/0

The priority number determines which router will normally have the virtual IP address, higher numbers win.

The track statement tells the router to give up the virtual address if the serial 0/0 interface goes down.

Router B:
ip address
standby 1 ip
standby 1 preempt
standby 1 priority 100
standby 1 authentication myrouter
standby 1 track serial 0/1

That’s all there is to it! Router A will host the virtual IP address, and if the router or it’s serial port goes down, Router B will assume control of the virtual address, and traffic will flow over it’s serial link.

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