With the announcement of the VMware Cloud on AWS Single-Host, customers are seeing the value of this offering and wanting to move to a 4-node Production SDDC. We are happy to announce that we have now released the ability to expand a Single-Host SDDC to a 4-Host SDDC without having to delete your environment and start over. This is very advantageous for customers who don’t want to sping up a new SDDC if they decide to increase the size of their environment.
The idea of our Single-Host offering is that our customers can quickly and easily spin up an SDDC and give VMware Cloud on AWS a run with their environments to see if it meets the requirements for their use cases: https://www.brianjgraf.com/2018/06/18/vmware-cloud-on-aws-one-host-sddc-offering. Once customers experience the benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware then provides a seamless method to transition from a Single-Host offering to 4-Node that will allow them to expand quickly and enable all features of VMware Cloud on AWS as well as begin to receive greater support from VMware.
Expanding your SDDC is a simple 3-click process. First, click the ‘SCALE UP’ button on the SDDC card in the VMware Cloud on AWS Console.
You will then be taken to the ‘Scale Up’ page where you can select the SDDC size you need, then click ‘SCALE UP NOW’. Scaling up is not reversible, so make sure you are ready to expand before moving forward.
The scaling process will then begin and the SDDC will begin adding the additional hosts and syncing the vSAN Datastores. The SDDC is still usable during this process; time to completion will be determined by the amount of data that needs to sync across all hosts. It’s that simple!
For more information on VMware Cloud on AWS and the benefits you’ll receive from using this offering, visit the Official VMware Cloud on AWS site, here: https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws