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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

How to increase the log retention in Orchestrator Server ( server.log)

When you are debugging the Orchestrator related issues in mid/large deployments , it is expected that the server.log file rotates rapidly.  In this case we need to increase the log file size and the rotation interval. Below are the steps to make changes to the config file to capture large number of files for troubleshooting.  Config File Location :  Appliance deployment:  /etc/vco/app-server/log4j.xml Windows deployment:  <install_Location>\app-server\conf\log4j.xml Steps:  1. Edit the file  log4j.xml 2. Locate the  <appender class="org.apache.log4j.RollingFileAppender" name="FILE">  section 3. Increase the size of the log file to 10 MB   <param name="MaxFileSize" value="10240KB"/>    4. Increase the  number files to be retained before rotation  <param name="MaxBackupIndex" value="5"/> Cheers :-)