Module 1 Setup AVS Connectivity

Introduction Module 1

Azure VMware Solution offers a private cloud environment accessible from On-Premises and Azure-based resources. Services such as Azure ExpressRoute, VPN connections, or Azure Virtual WAN deliver the connectivity.


Customer needs to have connectivity between their workloads in AVS, existing services and workloads in Azure, and access to the internet.

Connectivity Options for AVS

This hands-on lab will show you how to configure the Networking components of an Azure VMware Solution for:

  • Connecting Azure VNet’s to AVS over an ExpressRoute circuit (Preconfigured).
  • Peering with remote environments using Global Reach (Not Applicable in this lab).
  • AVS Interconnect Options
  • Configuring NSX-T (check DNS and configure DHCP, Segments, and Gateway) to manage connectivity within AVS.

The lab environment has a preconfigured Azure VMware Solution environment with an Express Route circuit. A nested or embedded VMware environment is configured to simulate an On-Premises environment (PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH).

Both environments are accessible through JumpBox VM that you can deploy in Azure. You can RDP to Jumpbox through a preconfigured Azure Bastion service.

After this lab is complete, you will have built out this scenario below:

  1. ExpressRoute, for connectivity between Azure VMware Solution and Azure Virtual Networks.
  2. Configure NSX-T to establish connectivity within the AVS environment.
  3. Creation of Test VMs to attach to your NSX-T Network Segments.
  4. Explore some advanced NSX-T features like tagging, creation of groups, Distributed Firewall Features.

Module 1 Task 1

Task 1 - AVS Connectivity Options

Module 1 Task 2

Task 2: Configure NSX-T to establish connectivity within AVS

Module 1 Task 3

Create Test VMs and connect to Segment

Module 1 Task 4

Task 4: Advanced NSX-T Features within AVS