Administering VMware Cloud Foundation provides information about managing a VMware Cloud Foundation™ system, including managing the system's physical and virtual infrastructure, managing users, configuring and deploying service offerings, and upgrading and monitoring the system.

Intended Audience

The Administering VMware Cloud Foundation is intended for data center system administrators who manage their organization's Cloud Foundation system. The information in this guide is written for experienced data center system administrators who are familiar with:

  • Concepts of virtualization, software-defined data centers, virtual infrastructure (VI), and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

  • VMware virtualization technologies, such as VMware ESXi™, the hypervisor

  • Software-defined networking using VMware NSX®

  • Software-defined storage using VMware vSAN™

  • IP networks

Additionally, you should be familiar with these VMware software products, software components, and their features:

  • VMware vSphere®

  • VMware vCenter Server® and VMware vCenter Server® Appliance™

  • VMware Platform Services Controller™

  • VMware vRealize® Log Insight™

  • VMware Horizon®

  • VMware App Volumes™

Related Publications

The VMware Cloud Foundation Overview and Bring-Up Guide contains detailed information about a Cloud Foundation system, its components, and the network topology of a deployed system.

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