VMware Cloud on AWS


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You can deploy Commvault for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS. The vCenter and hosts reside on high-performance servers in the AWS datacenter.

VMware Cloud on AWS operates in the same way as an on-premises deployment of VMware, except that AWS does not provide access to hosts.

  • vSAN is used as a shared datastore.

  • SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) versions: 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11

For best results, use the Elastic Network Interface (ENI) to write data to AWS S3 libraries. Using the ENI Network Tunnel avoids incurring unnecessary traffic costs.

For best results, deploy Commvault components on guest VMs on VMware Cloud. The CommServe software, VSA proxies, and MediaAgents can be installed on a single standalone VM, or on separate VMs.

For VM replication from an on-premises VMware deployment with backup data present in local library to VMware Cloud on AWS, deploy a network gateway in order to reach VMware Cloud. When protected data is present on S3 cloud library on AWS, use MediaAgent+VSA nodes on a VMware Cloud VM for VM replication .