Student Self Paced Training – Day 1

  • SDDC Overview
  • Features and Operations
  • SDDC Networking
  • AWS Native Integration
  • Integrating VMC with an On Premises Data Center
  • Configuring Hybrid Linked Mode
  • NSX Advanced Security
  • SDDC Groups and VPC Connectivity
  • HCX deployment, interconnect, and migrations
  • Disaster Recovery with Site Recovery
  • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud Health
  • SDDC Design Workshop
Day 1
Lab 1
Lab 1 Lecture Material
Lab 1, Task 1 In this lab we are going to start with looking at the basic tasks you can perform in the VMware Cloud on AWS user interface when you are administering the platform. We'll take a close look and discover, through a very intuitive interface, where you perform specific administrative tasks.
Review the SDDC
Lab 2
Lab 2 Lecture Material
Lab 2, Task 1 You will now create and configure a network segment that will be used in Task 4 when you create your first two Virtual Machines in your SDDC NOTE: VMC Network Segments are backed by NSX-T Geneve Overlay Segments.
Create a Logical Network
Lab 2, Task 2 By default, all inbound firewall traffic into the SDDC is denied in VMware Cloud on AWS. In order to access vCenter from your Desktop/Laptop or any other external device, you will need to configure a firewall rule allowing inbound access. The Management Gateway (MGW) controls access to vCenter, the ESXi hosts and all other management components.lab2-task2-ss
Configure Firewall Rule for vCenter Access
Lab2, Task 3 In the vSphere client window already opened, you will deploy a Virtual Machine from a template in the content library. You'll then clone the deployed Virtual Machine to create a second VM. In both cases you will use the Customization Specification you created in task 2 to modify the Operating System configuration.
Deploy Virtual Machines in VMC on AWS
Lab 2, Task 4 In this task we will take a look at the activity log, we will also look at Log Insight Cloud for more details and logs
Visibility & Operations
Lab 3
Lab 3 Lecture Material
Lab 3, Task 1 In this lab, you will configure service integration and consumption between the SDDC and AWS Connected VPC. We will use the web server VMs you created in the previous lab to consume services in AWS. We start by consuming an RDS database. We then have optional exercises where you'll consume other services such as ELB, & NFS
Allow Traffic Through the ENI
Lab 3, Task 2 The PhotoAppVM (webserver01) currently has a private IP address (10.10.X.X) and thus not internet routable. to allow public internet access to the VM You'll first need to request a Public IP address. After the public IP address is provisioned, you will configure NAT to direct traffic from the public IP address to the private IP address of the PhotoAppVM.
Enable Public Internet Access to the PhotoAppVM
Lab 3, Task 3 In this exercise, you will be able to integrate a VMware Cloud on AWS virtual machine to work in conjunction with a relational database running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) that has been previously set up on your behalf.
AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) Integration
Continue to Day 2
  • SDDC Overview
  • Features and Operations
  • SDDC Networking
  • AWS Native Integration
  • Integrating VMC with an On Premises Data Center
  • Configuring Hybrid Linked Mode
  • NSX Advanced Security
  • SDDC Groups and VPC Connectivity
  • HCX deployment, interconnect, and migrations
  • Disaster Recovery with Site Recovery
  • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud Health
  • SDDC Design Workshop
These simulated labs are broken down into small, consumable tasks which roll up into the lab objectives.  If you would also like to review the lecture materials, please see the “All lecture materials” or click on the PDF or PowerPoint buttons for each lab.