Student Self Paced Training – Day 3

  • 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
Lab 8
Lab 8 Lecture Materials
Lab 8, Part1, Task 1 Let’s begin with the HCX deployment on the Cloud Side.
Deploy HCX in the SDDC
Lab 8, Part2, Task 1 HCX has been successfully deployed in the cloud, let's try configure access to it via the SDDC management Gateway. HCX like all management components (such as vCenter) are protected by the Management Gateway, and until an allow rule is put in place it will be inaccessible.
Configure Access to the HCX from On-Premises
Lab 8, Part2, Task 2 Now, let’s try accessing HCX again. From the On-Prem Control Center, access your SDDC Console
Access HCX Cloud
Lab 8, Part2, Task 3 Now that HCX has been deployed in the cloud the next step is to download the HCX appliance On-Premises, import it onto an ESXi host and configure it.
Configure HCX On-Premises
Lab 8, Part3, Task 1 While the Service mesh is deployed, we’ll move our attention to readying the Planespotter app for Migration. This app includes 4 Virtual machines on the 172.16.10.0/24 Network segment All of the VMs are connected to the Planespotter-seg NSX-T Overlay segment. The segment is currently not connected to the Shinobi-T1 Gateway. As the 3-Tier app web-seg also uses the 172.16.10.0/24 segment.
Network Extension and Migration with HCX
Lab 8, Part3, Task 2 VMware HCX Replication Assisted vMotion (RAV) uses the HCX Interconnect appliance along with replication and vMotion technologies to provide large scale, parallel migrations with zero downtime.
Replicated Assisted vMotion
Lab 9
Lab 9 Lecture Materials
Lab 9, Task 1 VMware Site Recover is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server on-premises site and a recovery vCenter Server site on VMware Cloud on AWS and the reverse.
Activate Site Recovery Add-on
Lab 9, Task 2 As mentioned in the previous task, the on-premises appliances have already been deployed. In this task we will review and modify the configuration.
Configure the On-Premises vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager
Lab 9, Task 3 We will now create the required firewall rules to allow pairing of the On-Prem and SDDC Site Recovery Managers and allow the vSphere Replication appliances to replicate VM content between the sites.
Create SDDC Gateway Firewall Rules for VMware Site Recovery
Lab 9, Task 4 We will now Pair the On-Premises SRM instance with the instance deployed in the SDDC. Once SRM has been deployed and configured in both the Protected and recovery site(s). You must first configure pairing between these sites before you can start protecting and ultimately failing over VMs for one site to the other.
Pair On-Premises with SDDC
Lab 9, Task 5 Now that we have successfully deployed and configured the SRM infrastructure components, Configured firewall rules to allow communications between the On-Premises appliances and SDDC appliance, and completed the site pairing, we can now begin the process of protecting your Virtual Machines.
Configure DR for Virtual Machines
Lab 9, Task 6 VMware Site recovery Service uses vSphere Replication to copy VMs from the protected site to the recovery site. With vSphere Replication independent replication policies can be defined per Virtual Machine. In this task we will configure replication for a single Virtual machine
Setup Replication
Lab 9, Task 7 Now we can run a disaster recovery plan.
Run a Disaster Recovery Plan
Lab 9, Task 8 After a recovery, the recovery site becomes the primary site, but the virtual machines are not protected yet. If the original protected site is operational, you can reverse the direction of protection to use the original protected site as a new recovery site to protect the new protected site.
Reprotect
Continue to Day 4
  • 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.