This onboarding checklist highlights the steps and resources that are available to you as you prepare to create your first VMware Cloud on AWS Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). Read Your Service Welcome EmailDuring the deal process, your Cloud Sales Specialist or Client Executive requested that you identify a Fund Owner and a Fund User. After your deal is processed, VMware sends a service welcome email to the Fund Owner and Fund User. Update Your My VMware AccountPrior to logging in to the VMware Cloud Console, ensure that your My VMware account is up-to-date and all required fields are filled in. If required fields are missing, you will not be able to create your first SDDC. View Your Subscription Purchase Program FundMany customers choose to purchase Subscription Purchase Program (SPP) credits, which can be redeemed against VMware Cloud on AWS in either an On-demand or Subscription consumption model. The Subscription model is similar to an AWS Regional Reserved Instance. Log into the VMware Cloud ConsoleThe service activation link provided to you in the service welcome email directs you to the VMware Cloud Console. Add Organization Owners and Organization UsersVMware Cloud on AWS accounts are based on an Organization, which corresponds to a group or line of business subscribed to VMware Cloud on AWS services. Create a SubscriptionSubscriptions allow you to save money by committing to buy a certain amount of capacity for a defined period. A subscription is not required to use VMware Cloud on AWS. Any usage of the service not covered by a subscription is charged at the on-demand rate for the region selected. View Your Billing InformationFund owners can view billing information for the active method of payment in the organization. View the VMware Cloud on AWS RoadmapVMware Cloud on AWS has a public that roadmap intended to provide guidance to customers regarding features that are Available, in Preview, in Active Development and testing and Planning. View the VMware Cloud on AWS Release NotesVMware Cloud on AWS is able to release new features at a much faster pace that our traditional on premises software products. Check the release notes page frequently to keep updated on the new features that have been released. Sign Up to Receive Service AlertsThe VMware Coud Operations team posts updates on planned maintenance events, maintenance start and end times, and service incidents on the VMware Cloud Services status page. Review the Service Level Agreement for VMware Cloud on AWSThe Service Level Agreement (SLA) for VMware Cloud on AWS defines the service components that have an availability commitment as well as their associated targets.