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How to Configure and Implement Your vCloud Air Deployment

The Vmware vCloud Air service is available on a subscription basis. If you have not deployed it or you already deployed but have not fully adopted it, here are a few tips on how to go about it. In addition to that, below are a few recommendations about how to plan and deploy your workloads. The Vmware vCloud Air-service allows you to extend your own private Vmware vSphere environment into the Internet. For this purpose, it is important to plan and construct a design that is practical and that fits the core use cases of your company or organization. This is a very important step in the process. It is important to know where to start as well as how to identify, set and extend your workloads into the Internet on a public vmware Cloud. Read on to learn how to achieve this.

Come up with a good project plan

It is extremely important to draft a good plan before embarking on your project. Enlist the right team as well as their roles and responsibilities. Also, ensure that you identify the stakeholders of your project. The members should come from infrastructure and applications backgrounds. Also, the team should have the basic understanding of how vCloud Air works. They should understand how to configure vCloud Air and how to use the Vmware vCloud Connector. In addition to that, they should know how to install and configure the vCloud Connector as well as the Vmware vCloud Air vSphere Client Plug-in. They should also have a good grasp of the how to configure an Ipsec or SSL VPN.

Make the proper design decisions

You should ensure that you construct a design that bolsters the core use case depending on the needs of your organization. It should also support the size of the environment as well as your business needs effectively. Your team should be able to help you to implement a design that incorporates gateway and networking as well as monitoring considerations. You should create an architecture design that has information about its configuration. It should clarify the business, operational and technical requirements so that you can deploy the vCloud Air-service successfully.

The first few steps of the process of configuration

This process has a few major steps in it. The first is connecting the network VPN such that the vCloud Air together with your company network are effectively connected. This is done using the vCloud Connector. After that, you should configure your own vCloud Air environment in accordance to the planning activities that you had performed earlier. After this step, you can set up the user accounts and set the preferences for the whole system. There are templates and wizards that you can use to achieve this. They will help you and your team to set up the networks, as well as Vmware vSphere vApps and virtual machines too.

Test, train and validate the new system

The first few VM deployments that you conduct should be tested and verified comprehensively. This is accomplished by referring to the use cases and validating how the system works when compared with the SLAs. In this step, you can double check to ensure that you set up the proper proceudres for operations. You should also take time to train your team such that they are perfect in operating, maintaining and optimizing the new Vmware vCloud Air service in your organization.

 

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