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Architecting on AWS with VMware Cloud Fast Track

You will gain a broad overview of AWS capabilities with Architecting on AWS and then incorporate VMware Cloud on AWS: Deploy and Manage to show how the AWS services and products interrelate

GK# 100330

Course Overview


This 5-day class combines Architecting on AWS with VMware Cloud on AWS: Deploy and Manage to give you a broad overview of AWS capabilities and how it relates to VMware Cloud.

The Architecting on AWS portion of this course will focus on teaching all the essential skills to architect your IT solutions on AWS. Gain in-depth knowledge of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and how to leverage AWS services for your specific cloud-based application. As an emerging technology course, this hands-on training provides current AWS cloud best practices and AWS architecture principles covering the entire process of designing IT infrastructure from beginning to end. Since AWS introduces an average of 200 new features and services annually, it is critical that you study the most recent innovations. To reinforce this material, you will also explore pertinent case studies with a variety of AWS infrastructure designs and strategies. Upon completion, you will be fully equipped to build and scale a more efficient and reliable IT solution on the AWS cloud environment.

The VMware Cloud portion of this class will focus on teaching skills for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure. Through a mix of 85% lecture and 15% hands-on labs, you deploy and manage the VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware vSphere® features that build a foundation for a hybrid infrastructure. You also discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Anyone planning to migrate, build, or hybridize with VMware Cloud on AWS can benefit from this course.


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What You'll Learn


Architecting on AWS:


Making decisions based on the AWS-recommended architectural principles and best practices

Leveraging AWS services to make your infrastructure scalable, reliable, and highly available

Leveraging AWS managed services to enable greater flexibility and resiliency in an infrastructure

Making an AWS-based infrastructure more efficient in order to increase performance and reduce costs

Using the Well-Architected Framework to improve architectures with AWS solutions

VMware Cloud on AWS: Deploy and Manage 2019:


Describe the architecture of VMware Cloud on AWS

Deploy a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC and Virtual Machines (VMs)

Configure internal, external, and inter-SDDC networking

Describe and configure storage integrations and solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS

Configure a connection between an on-premises vSphere SDDC and a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC

Configure the scale-up and scale-down of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC

Migrate virtual machines between on-premises vSphere and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs

Describe additional services that add value to a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC

Describe maintenance issues, troubleshooting scenarios, and support resources for a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC


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Architecting on AWS:

  • Core AWS Knowledge
  • Designing Your Environment
  • Making Your Environment Highly Available
  • Forklifting an Existing Application onto AWS
  • Event-Driven Scaling
  • Automating and Decoupling Your Infrastructure
  • Designing Storage at Scale
  • Hosting a New Web Application on AWS
  • The Four Pillars of the Well-Architected Framework
  • Disaster Recovery and Failover Strategies
  • Troubleshooting Your Environment
  • Large-Scale Design Patterns and Case Studies


VMware Cloud on AWS: Deploy and Manage:

1 Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • Identify additional resources for after this course
  • Identify other VMware Education Offerings

2 Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Why choose VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Overview of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Billing and pricing

3 Managing the SDDC and Creating Virtual Machines

  • Creating and managing users in VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Deploying and accessing SDDCs
  • Creating Virtual Machines

4 Networking in VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Overview of VMware Cloud on AWS networking
  • Networking design of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Networking operations
  • Inter-SDDC networking

5 Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS

  • VMware vSAN in VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Stretched clusters
  • External storage integrations and solutions

6 Working with On-Premises vSphere

  • Hybrid linked mode
  • Hybrid Cloud Extension
  • Migrating Virtual Machines
  • vSphere permissions

7 Scaling the SDDC and Managing Hosts

  • Sizing the SDDC
  • Cluster management
  • Adding and removing hosts
  • Host remediation

8 Resource Management and Availability

  • VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource SchedulerTM and Elastic DRS for VMware Cloud™ on AWS
  • vSphere HA

9 Using Other VMware Products with the SDDC

  • Site Recovery Add-On Service
  • VMware Horizon®
  • VMware vRealize® Suite
  • VMware Log Intelligence™
  • Using APIs with VMware Cloud on AWS

10 Maintaining and Troubleshooting VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Best practice maintenance
  • Support and staying up to date
  • Common troubleshooting steps
  • Next steps to use VMware Cloud on AWS




Attended AWS Essentials or have equivalent experience

Working knowledge of distributed systems

Familiarity with general networking concepts

Working knowledge of multi-tier architectures

Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Who Should Attend


Experienced System Administrators, System Integrators and Individuals responsible for designing cloud infrastructure and reference architectures

Additionally, Systems engineers and developers responsible for designing and implementing architectures on AWS should also take this course.

AWS Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library
  • Recording of Your Course
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity On-Demand Learning Course (3-month access)
  • Unlimited Access to Your Digital Courseware
  • Unlimited Access to the Global Knowledge IT Resource Library

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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