This guide provides information about creating cloud software-defined data centers (SDDCs) using VMware Cloud on AWS, configuring basic networking and other parameters for your SDDC, and connecting an SDDC to your on-premises data center.

After you have deployed and configured your SDDC, see the VMware Cloud on AWS Networking and Security Guide guide and the Operations Guide for information about advanced features that enable you to create a secure hybrid cloud with extended networking, single sign-on, and integration with other VMware and Amazon tools.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to use VMware Cloud on AWS to create an SDDC that has the basic features required to run workloads in the cloud and can serve as a starting point for your exploration of additional features and capabilities. The information is written for readers who have used vSphere in an on-premises environment and are familiar with virtualization concepts. In-depth knowledge of vSphere or Amazon Web Services is not required.

Important:

Before you begin working through the procedures in this guide, download and read Preparing for VMware Cloud on AWS, a planning guide that covers critical preparation steps and associated resources that can help you configure deploy your new SDDC environment quickly and correctly.