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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

VMware: Deploy VMs from Template using PowerCLI

Syntax : 1..<N> | Foreach {  New-VM -vmhost <ESX_HOST> -Name <VM_NAME> -Template <TEMPLATE> -Datastore <DATASTORE> [-OtherOptions]  }  Where: <N> is the number of VMs you need to deploy. <ESX_HOST> is the host where you will deploy your VMs <TEMPLATE> is the template from which your VMs will be created <DATASTORE> is the datastore that will contain your VMs [-OtherOptions] are additional options that can be used in conjunction with New-VM command. As you can see it's really basic, but New-VM cmdlet is really powerful and it has a lot of options. To go through all on New-VM options: Get-Help New-VM -Detailed Here's how I used it today for deploying 6 VMs that will be Oracle RAC nodes. Open a text editor and paste this code in it saving file with .ps1 extension. 1..2 | Foreach {  New-VM -vmhost -Name RAC$_ -Template OL6 -Datastore datastore1  }  3..4 | Foreach {  New-VM -vmhost esx