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VMware on AWS Cloud - Moving VMware HCX from VPN to Direct Connect

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One of my customers are in the journey of migrating the workloads from On-Premise Datacenter to VMware Cloud on AWS. They have a 6 node VMC SDDC brought up and they are connected via a VPN tunnel over the public Internet. They also have HCX deployed on premise with multiple stretched networks and two HCX Service Meshes. The existing service meshes was created over the HCX VPN tunnel for the workload migration. Due to the fact that the customer is now planning for the mass VM migration from On-Premise to VMC, they decided to go with Direct Connect (AWS Direct Connect)  In this blog spot, I share the steps we performed.  Architecture:  We have setup the Direct Connect between On-Prem and AWS Datacenter and the connections are made available in AWS network account. Then created the Transit Virtual interfaces and associated with the Direct connect gateway ( detailed steps here ). Then attach the Direct Connect Gateway to an SDDC group steps here.    The high-level architecture looks like: