In our previous post, we deployed our first SDDC. Let’s now look at the SDDC console which is pretty comprehensive in my opinion. The console gives a summary of your SDDC infrastructure and allows you to manage it from one place.
Summary : View how your environment is doing from a resource point of view. Number of hosts,CPU, Memory and Storage usage.
Network – Diagram of the Management and Compute Gateways. We will cover this in more detail in a separate post.
Add Ons – Addon services for your VMware Cloud on AWS environment like Hybrid Cloud Extension and Site Recovery. My bet is that this list will expand with each new release.
Troubleshooting – From here we can run network connectivity tests to ensure all necessary access is available. Examples of tests performed: nslookup, pings, traceroute, AD port check (389,636,3268,3269).
Settings- Lists vCenter user account, API explorer, Powercli connect, FQDN and public and private IP.
Support- Lists logged in user, Org ID, SDDC ID (useful when dealing with support),SDDC version, vCenter public and private ip. NSX Manager IP.
SDDCs: Lists all the SDDCs that have been deployed.
Subscriptions: Allow you to commit to use a certain amount of capacity ahead of time.
Activity Log: Lists all events performed on your SDDCs
Tools: Tools to ease the management and use of VMC E.g:Content Onboarding Assistant, DCLI bundle, vCenter Cloud Gateway
Developer Center: Tools to automate interaction with VMC
I hope this post was useful. Thank you for reading.
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My name is Amine El Badaoui and I currently live in Aylesbury, a small town in the south east of England
I have been working in the IT industry for few years now and specialise in VMware virtualisation, data centre infrastructure and cloud technologies. Over the years I have obtained numerous industry certifications from Microsoft, Netapp and VMware.I currently work as a VMware Product Engineer @ https://www.rackspace.com/
This blog represents my random technical notes and thoughts. The thoughts expressed here do not reflect my current employer in anyway.