You can configure App Volumes Manager on VMware Cloud on AWS. You can also transfer volumes using your vSphere Client to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Configure App Volumes Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS

  • To configure App Volumes Manager for VMware Cloud on AWS, when configuring the machine manager, select vCenter Server as the hypervisor type and check the vCenter on VMware Cloud on AWS option. See the following links for configuring and registering a machine manager:

    After adding the vCenter SDDC machine manager, go to the Machine Managers tab, and click the "+" sign under the newly added machine manager to verify the details.

  • Select the default storage as a Workload datastore and not as a vSAN datastore. You can edit the default storage settings under CONFIGURATION > Storage. See Configuring Storage.

Transfer Writable Volumes from vSphere to VMware Cloud on AWS

You can transfer volumes using your vSphere client to the VMware Cloud on AWS environment in a two-step process:

For migration or Business Continuity Disaster Recover (BCDR) purposes, you can transfer your AppStacks or user Writable Volumes from On-Premises to the VMware Cloud on AWS environment using your vSphere client. This is a two-step process:

From the vSphere client:
  1. Create a VM with thin provisioning and attach the volume that you want to transfer to the VM.
  2. Select the VM and export it as an OVF template from File > Export to OVF Template.
From the VMware Cloud on AWS web client:
  1. Click Actions > Deploy OVF Template.
  2. Follow on-screen instructions and when you have to select the storage format, select Thin provision.

Once the VM is created, browse the datastore where the OVF was exported and move the VMDK file with its metadata to the cloudvolumes directory.

Ensure that you change the template location in the metadata file to point to the new datastore.