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

SDDC Manager does not mask the individual component management products. In addition to using the SDDC Manager Dashboard, for certain tasks, you also use the following user interfaces for administration tasks involving their associated VMware software components that are part of a VMware SDDC. All these interfaces run in a browser, and you can launch many of them from locations within the SDDC Manager Dashboard.

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 Dashboard
vSphere Web interface 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. You can also manage object level storage policies for distributed software-defined storage provided by vSAN.

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 system, 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 opens the vRealize Log Insight Web interface.

Launch links are not provided in SDDC Manager 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 appropriate virtual machine 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.