Onboarding to VMware Cloud on AWS

Joining the VMware Cloud on AWS service is not like deploying vCenter or other VMware products. Because VMware Cloud on AWS is a managed service operated by VMware, you need to onboard to the service and create what we call an Organization which is the key tenant construct within VMware Cloud on AWS.

In the video below, we show this process from beginning to end.

As you can see in the video, the process of joining the VMware Cloud on AWS service has a couple of key steps.

  • Accepting your VMware Cloud on AWS invitation. When you onboard to VMware Cloud on AWS, you will receive an email with a link inviting you to join the service.
  • Once you accept the invite, you will be required to login to your VMware account. This is the same account you use to login to myvmware.com.
  • The next step is to accept the terms of service which allows you to create your Organization.
  • The system will create the organization for you and then show you the VMware Cloud on AWS console.
  • Finally, you will want to create your first Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC). Once this completes, you can then login to vCenter and use VMware Cloud on AWS.

Please enjoy the demo, as always, we are very interested in your feedback, please let us know what you think by tweeting to us @vmwarecloudaws

About the Authors

Alex Jauch

Group Product Manager at VMware

Alex is a long time enterprise software guy with a focus on Cloud.  Today, Alex is a Group Product Manager in the VMware on AWS team at VMware.  Previously, he worked within the vSphere business unit on Software Defined Storage.  Prior to VMware, Alex worked at NetApp where he was the lead architect for the NetApp Private Cloud solution team.  He is the author of “Why We Fail” which is about Enterprise Private Cloud adoption.  Alex has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in a variety of Program Management, Consulting and Architectural roles including a twelve-year stint at Microsoft.

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