You use the SDDC Manager client loaded in a browser for the single-point-of-control management of your Cloud Foundation environment. This user interface provides centralized access to and an integrated view of the physical and virtual infrastructure of your environment.

SDDC Manager does not mask the individual component management products. Along with the SDDC Manager client, for certain tasks, you might also use the following Web interfaces for administration tasks involving their associated VMware software components that are part of a VMware SDDC. All of these interfaces run in a browser, and you can launch many of them from locations in the SDDC Manager client.

Launch links are typically identified in the user interface by the launch icon: Launch link icon that indicates a link in the EVO SDDC Manager UI launches another web UI.

VMware SDDC Web Interfaces

Description

Launch Link Location in SDDC Manager Client

vSphere Web Client

This interface provides direct management of resources managed by the vCenter Server instances, for identity management, and for management of the NSX resources that provide the software-defined networking capabilities of the SDDC.

The General Info screen of the Domain Details page for management and workload domains has a launch link labeled vCenter.

vRealize Log Insight Web interface

When the vRealize Log Insight instance is licensed for use in the environment, this interface provides direct access to the logs and event data collected and aggregated in vRealize Log Insight for troubleshooting, trend analysis, and reporting.

The Management Info screen of the Domain Details page for management domains has launch links labeled Log Insight, for the IP and virtual IP instances.

The Analysis links in the Events and Audit Events listings also open the vRealize Log Insight Web interface.

vRealize Operations Manager Web interface

When the vRealize Operations Manager instance is licensed for use in the environment, this interface provides direct access to the event and alert data collected in vRealize Operations Manager for analysis.

The Management Info screen of the Domain Details page for management domains has a launch link labeled vROPS.

If a VDI workload domain is deployed and licensed for use in your environment, you might also use the following Web interfaces for administration tasks involving the associated VMware software components in such a VDI environment:

  • View Administrator Web interface

  • App Volumes Manager Console

Launch links are not provided in the SDDC Manager client for those VDI-related interfaces. To use those interfaces, use the vCenter launch link on the VDI workload domain's details screen to open the vSphere Web Client and locate the virtual machine for the View Server or App Volumes Manager Server and its DNS name. A virtual machine's DNS name is typically displayed on the virtual machine's Summary tab in the vSphere Web Client. After locating the DNS name for the virtual machine, open a browser tab and point it to:

  • https://View-Server-VM-DNS-name/admin, for the View Administrator Web interface, where View-Server-VM-DNS-name is the View Connection Server VM's DNS name.

  • https://App-Volumes-VM-DNS-name, for the App Volumes Manager Console, where App-Volumes-VM-DNS-name is the App Volumes Manager VM's DNS name.