Specify information about the physical rack and company domain.

About this task


  1. On the General information page, enter the following information.

    Field Name


    Physical Rack Name

    Name by which the physical rack is to be identified

    Rack names allow you to map the IDs SDDC Manager assigns to a host or a switch with the physical rack containing the host or switch. A best practice is to specify the name affixed to the physical rack along with location details such as the datacenter the rack is located in.

    Company Name

    Your company name

    Company Department

    Your department name

    Root DNS Domain

    Type your root DNS domain (for example, vmware.corp).

    Must be the same as the domain defined in DNS naming system.

    VMware Cloud Foundation Sub-Domain

    Cloud Foundation generates this based on the root domain you specified. For example, if you specified the root domain as vmware.corp, the subdomain is auto-populated as subdomain.vmware.corp. You can edit this field. The Cloud Foundation sub-domain must be unique in your organization, otherwise there will be issues when you join Active Directory.

    The sub-domain is used for all components in Cloud Foundation. So everything is named component.subdomain. Based on our example, the NSX VM would be named rack-1-nsxmanager-1.subdomain.vmware.corp.

    SSO Domain

    Type the authentication domain to be used by SSO. For example, vsphere.local.

    The root domain and PSC domain must be different if you plan to join Active Directory. If you will not join Active Directory, they can be the same.

    VMware Cloud Foundation License Key

    Optionally, type the license key for Cloud Foundation.

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