In your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC, you can examine all cluster configuration details that you can view and change in an on-premises deployment.


For a seamless user experience, the screens for configuring, monitoring, and examining clusters and resource pools are the same in an on-premises SDDC and in a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. However, the Edit button is grayed out for VMware Cloud on AWS.


  1. In the vSphere Client, click Menu and select Hosts and Clusters.
  2. Select Cluster-1.

    In VMware Cloud on AWS, a single cluster holds the configuration settings. Because the settings are predefined, a second cluster is not needed.

  3. Examine the following settings.

    Configuration Setting



    Displays the predefined swap file location and VM Compatibility settings.

    VMware EVC

    VMware Enhanced vMotion Compatibility is disabled. The hosts are uniform, so vMotion Compatibility problems do not occur.

    VM/Host Groups

    VM/Host Rules

    The administrators of your VMware Cloud on AWS environment create rules to ensure that certain virtual machines never run on the same rules. You can view those rules, but you cannot create rules.

    VM Overrides

    VM Overrides change the behavior of certain VMs. For example, the vCenter VM has the highest vSphere HA Restart Priority. You can view the overrides that the VMware Cloud on AWS administrator set for some system VMs. You cannot specify overrides for your own VMs.

    Host Options

    Displays host options, including some information about the host.

    Host Profile

    All ESXi hosts are managed by VMware and are set up in a uniform fashion. Host profiles are not required.