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

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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 https://console.aws.amazon.com/vpc    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

Formatting Disk using DiskPart



Let look into several command that you should execute when formatting disk. Wait, won’t it be easy using Computer Management snap in to format a disk.

Well, you’re right but…you will not have Computer Management when Hyper V host machine is install with Server Core version.

Hope this command come to handy when you format a disk either local or iSCSI LUN presented to Hyper V host.

1. Execute Diskpart command.



2. Execute List Disk to view the disk available on the Hyper V machine
DISKPART > List disk




3. We are going to format disk 3. Execute select disk 3 to select disk 3.
DISKPART > Select disk 3
DISKPART > List disk




* indicated disk 3 is selected.

4. If the disk status is offline. Type
DISKPART > online disk


5. View the attribute of the disk. Make sure the disk read-only is not set to Yes.
DISKPART > attribute disk




If mark as Read-Only. Key in below command:
DISKPART > attribute disk clear readonly


6. Create primary partition using the entire disk volume.
DISKPART > create partition primary
DISKPART > list partition




7. Assign a drive letter
DISKPART > Assign letter =K




8. Quick format a disk with NTFS file format
DISKPART > format fs=ntfs quick


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