VMware Cloud on AWS allows users to create vSphere-based data centers (SDDCs) on AWS. Each deployed SDDC includes VMware ESXi™ hosts, VMware vCenter Server®, VMware vSAN™, VMware NSX® components and other software. The same HTML5-based vSphere Client vSphere Clientis used to manage a SDDC once deployed. As shown previously for Oracle and Exchange workloads, this approach allows seamless migration of demanding application workloads without the need to adopt new toolset or refactor application components.
Planning and designing phase is very important to ensure that migrations of mission critical application workloads to the VMware Cloud on AWS complete without negatively impacting application SLAs or affecting the performance, availability, manageability and scalability of the workloads. This document summarizes architectural guidelines which will help enterprises when planning a migration.
This section provides a summary of guidelines and approaches to consider when planning a migration of SQL Server workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, including use cases to guide requirements gathering and technical prerequisites to facilitate migration.