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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

Remove a LUN from ESX host

ESXi 5.0 To avoid the rather complex set of instructions that you needed to follow in 4.1, VMware introduced new  detach  and  unmount operations to the vSphere UI & the CLI. As per  KB 2004605 , to avoid an APD condition in 5.0, all you need to do now is to  detach  the device from the ESX. This will automatically unmount the VMFS volume first. If there are objects still using the datastore, you will be informed. You no longer have to mess about creating and deleting rules in the PSA to do this safely. The steps now are: Unregister all objects from the datastore including VMs and Templates Ensure that no 3rd party tools are accessing the datastore Ensure that no vSphere features, such as Storage I/O Control or Storage DRS, are using the device Detach the device from the ESX host; this will also initiate an unmount operation Physically unpresent the LUN from the ESX host using the appropriate array tools Rescan the SAN

Linux disable console blanking and powersave

# setterm -powersave off -blank 0 Useful on the console of virtual hosts in vmware or virtualbox, for example.