Introduction to VMware Site Recovery Add-On VMonAWS

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    I have been using Veeam Availability Suite for many years and it is a very good product but now VMware has a new solution called VMware Site Recovery. In my opinion cannot supersede Veeam but has some good points.

    VMware Site Recovery brings VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Disaster Recovery as a Service to the AWS Cloud. It enables customers to protect and recover applications without the requirement for a dedicated secondary site. It is delivered, sold, supported, maintained and managed by VMware as an on-demand service. IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools without the difficulties of learning new skills or utilizing new tools.

    Follow the steps I took testing this service on VMware HOL

     

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    Using the vCenter in VMware Cloud on AWS

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    In this simulation, the SDDC has already been deployed.  You will log into the VMware Cloud on AWS to configure Firewall Rules and then accessing the vCenter you will configure Content Libraries, create a Logical Network, create a Linux customization spec, deploy a virtual machine, and then convert that virtual machine to a template.

    First I would like to suggest the great content provided by Andrea Siviero, Principal Architect, Global
    Jennifer Schmidt, Consulting Architect, USA @ VMware in their Hands-On-Labs and their manual http://docs.hol.vmware.com/HOL-2019/hol-1987-01-hbd_pdf_en.pdf

    I went through the process and here are the steps.

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    Deploying VMware on AWS SDDC with the Native RESTful API

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    VMware Cloud on AWS includes a comprehensive RESTful API that can perform a number of functions that include adding, modifying and deleting SDDCs.  Through the course of this module, you will learn about the RESTful APIs and how to leverage them to automate common operations.

    This is indicated for any company that adopt a DevOps methodology for application development and would like to automatically create and delete SDDCs via their development pipeline.

    When a pipeline is completed in order to minimize costs we have to delete the environments, ruthlessly” automating the deployment. Developer Center is where automation begins

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