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Build a VMware Cloud on AWS Content Library using AWS S3

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Gilles Chekroun
Lead NSX Systems Engineer - VMware Europe
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What is a Content Library?DISCLAIMER: External content libraries are not supported by VMware GSS !

vSphere Content Library is a repository where you can store VM templates, vApp templates and other kind of files like ISO. Administrators can use the templates to deploy VMs and vApps. Each item library can contain multiple files. The basis is .ovftogether with the description files like .mf and .vmdk If you have .ova files, you can simply un-compress them using the linux command:  tar -xvf SomeFile.ova

There are two kind of Libraries: Local and Subscribed. Local LibraryLocal Library stores items in a single vCenter. VM and vApp templates are stored as OVF file format. Subscribed LibraryYou can create a Subscribed Library in the same vCenter and to ensure the content is up-to-date, the library can automatically sync with the source on a regular basis. You can also use the option to download content from the source immediately or only wh…

Deploy your first SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS

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Gilles Chekroun
Lead NSX Systems Engineer - VMware Europe
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On-boarding processSo you went ahead and talked to VMware about running the full stack SDDC in AWS. Great !! The on-boarding process is very simple but need a little bit of preparation.
Create or use your AWS VPCBefore we start with VMware Cloud on AWS on-boarding process we need to prepare the AWS environment that will be linked to VMware VPC running the SDDC Stack. To do that, create or use a VPC in the AWS region where you are going to deploy your SDDC.
In this example, I will create a new VPC and give it a CIDR of 172.16.0.0/16
Create Subnets in each Availability Zone Log into your VMC dashboardVMC dashboard is at : https://vmc.vmware.com/console/sddcs - login using your VMware ID credentials Create SDDCStep 1 - Link your AWS account with Cloud Formation Template This step gives VMware permission to set up networking correctly for your SDDC on your AWS infrastructure using cross-account rules. Step 2 - Setup your SDDC p…