Compute workload domains can be either VI or VDI, and are created on-demand by Cloud Foundation administrators. A compute workload is provisioned on a vSAN with a minimum of three hosts. Each workload domain is created according to user specified size, performance, and availability. For example, a cloud administrator can create one workload domain for test workloads that have balanced performance and low availability requirements, while creating a separate workload domain for production workloads requiring high availability and high performance.

A compute workload domains contains the following software components:

  • vCenter Server

  • NSX

In addition to the above components, VDI workload domains also contain VMware Horizon.