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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

Which ESX log file

Log FileNameDetails
/var/log/vmkernelVmkernelRecords activities related to the virtual machines and ESX host
/var/log/vmkwarningVmkernel WarningsA copy of everything marked as a warning or higher severity from vmkernel log. Easier to look through than vmkernel log
/var/log/vmksummaryVmkernel SummaryUsed for avaialability and uptime statistics. Human-readable summary in vmksummary.txt
/var/log/vmware/hostd.logHost Agent LogContains information on the agent that manages and configures the ESX host and its virtual machines
/var/log/vmware/vpxVirtualCenter AgentContains information on the agent that communicates with VirtualCenter
/var/log/messagesService ConsoleLog from the Linux kernel. Useful for underlying Linux issues. The kernel has no awareness of VMs running on the VMkernel
/var/log/vmware/esxcfg-boot.logESX Boot LogESX Boot log, logs all ESX boot events
/var/log/vmware/webAccessWeb AccessRecords information on Web-based access to ESX Server
/var/log/secureAuthentication LogContains records of connections that require authentication, such as VMware daemons and actions initiated by the xinetd daemon
/var/log/vmware/esxcfg-firewall.logESX Firewall LogContains all firewall rule events
/var/log/vmware/aamHigh Availability LogContains information related to the High Availability (HA) service
/var/log/vmware/esxupdate.logESX Update LogLogs all updates completed using the esxupdate tool

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