My experience with the VMC on AWS Guided Hands-On Workshop

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I have posted here. An update on what has been going on will follow soon, however, this post will be about my experience with the VMC on AWS Guided Hands-On Workshop I took as part of a VMUG. I have to say, overall it went pretty good. This […] →Read more

VMC on AWS interest sheet

Hello reader, For a while I’ve been having an idea for an offering I have not been able to find anywhere. Currently, if you want to pay for VMware Cloud on AWS through a credit card, you have to pay $2000 up-front which expires after 60 days. Not everyone can do this, so this is […] →Read more

NSX-T Data Center: Tier 0 Router not showing up in VPN Service dropdown

Hi everyone, In this post, I want to highlight an issue I had. I wanted to create a VPN Service, connected to a Tier 0 gateway. But none of my tier 0 gateways would show up. I couldn’t find any information on this, not even in the documentation (it’s well hidden and unless you know […] →Read more

My lab Bill of Materials

Hi everyone, For this post, we’re going to look into all the gear I have in my lab. Note that these are all links and prices that I paid for at the time. Let’s start with compute. I will list a table here of the servers. ESXi1: Product Amount HP DL380G6 chassis 1 Intel Xeon […] →Read more

Why I like VMware TestDrive so much (comes with VMUG Advantage)

Hi everyone, For those who follow me and sometimes chat with me, you probably know that I am a big fan of VMware TestDrive. I don’t hear a lot about it, but I think it’s something great and very useful. What is VMware TestDrive exactly? To quote them: “With ready-made integrations with some of our […] →Read more

VMC on AWS – HCX – Site Pairing and interconnect

Hi, In this post, we’ll be talking about setting up a Site Pair and interconnect with HCX, between your on-prem datacenter and your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. Video version: Written version: In this post, we are going to create a Site Pair in HCX and an interconnect. Like the name suggests, a site pair […] →Read more

Collection of VMworld vRealize announcement posts

Hi, This blog post serves more as a collection of links to other blogs about new announcements that VMware has made during VMworld. 1. The new vRealize Cloud Universal offering. With this new hybrid subscription offering, VMware is providing customers the flexibility to consume both on-premise and SaaS vRealize Suite products and services using a […] →Read more

VMC on AWS – HCX – Deployment

Hi everyone, In this blog post, we will be going over how to deploy HCX on both your VMware on AWS SDDC and also on-prem. So what exactly is HCX? One of the main features of HCX is stretching networks between on-prem and your VMC on AWS SDDC. (It does not have to specifically be […] →Read more

VMware Cloud on AWS with Tanzu Kubernetes Grid – Public IP on kubernetes load balancer.

Hi readers, In this post, we will be taking our previously deployed TKG workload cluster and make it accessible through a public IP using NAT. First, we deploy an application. I’ll use yelb. See the previous post on how that works. Here we see that our application is deployed. Let’s look at the load balancer […] →Read more

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on On-Prem or VMC on AWS – Management and workload deployment

Hi everyone, In this post we will be making our own deployment VM to deploy Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud on AWS. There is a demo appliance, but I would like to use the latest versions of everything. If you would like to know more about Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, please check out this link. […] →Read more