VMWare Cloud on AWS - Technical (for AWS Business Partners only) (AWSCT-BP1)

This course is for AWS Partners only, you must have a valid APN login to register. To book this course, please click on the "Register" button where you will be redirected to the AWS website, you must then login to APN to complete the registration process.

This course provides a technical introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS. It introduces the core architecture of the VMware Cloud on AWS software-defined data center (SDDC) service. This includes coverage of the foundational VMware compute, storage, network, security, and management components and how they interact with AWS services. The course presents use cases for the VMware Cloud on AWS service, discussing both VMware native and AWS integrated solutions. It provides you with a view into how the service is delivered, the steps required to deploy the service and integrate it with on-premises VMware environments, how customer accounts and billing are handled, and how to scale and optimize a VMware Cloud on AWS environment.

Intended audience

This course is intended for:

  • Technical solutions architects
  • Account managers with an interest in the VMware Cloud on AWS service

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach you how to:

  • Articulate the customer benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Engage customers in technical presales discussions
  • Identify and explain the major technical components of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Design a presales solution architecture for a VMware Cloud on AWS implementation
  • Describe the VMware Cloud on AWS technical architecture, including:
    • "Hybrid" deployments - VMware vSphere on premises with VMware Cloud on AWS
    • VMware Cloud on AWS integrated with additional AWS services
  • Identify key use cases for VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Explain the account structure of VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Discuss billing and pricing for VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Find more information and additional resources


We recommend that attendees of this course have the following prerequisites:

  • AWS Technical Professional
  • Familiarity with VMware technologies
  • Familiarity with cloud computing concepts

Delivery Method

This course is delivered through:

  • Classroom training 

Course Outline

This course covers the following concepts:

  • Use cases and common challenges with cloud migrations and hybrid cloud
  • High-level examination of the VMware Cloud on AWS solution
  • VMware Cloud on AWS benefits
  • How to get started with VMware Cloud on AWS Architectural components and configuration options, including:
    • AWS accounts o Integration with traditional on premises VMware environments
    • VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) components that provide compute/hypervisor (vSphere, vCenter), storage, network, and other resources such as HCX
    • Networking configurations, which include data center connectivity, load balancing and hybrid networking
    • Storage configurations o Security considerations and configurations
  • Use cases and reference architectures
  • Key customer workloads:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • End-user computing with VMware Horizon
    • Other workloads
  • Common terminology
  • Disaster recovery
  • Migration options
  • CloudEndure
  • Economics:
    • Pricing options
    • AWS License Manager
    • Cost optimization
    • VMware Cloud on AWS Sizer and TCO
  • Additional resources and key takeaways