Most of the virtual infrastructure components installed by Cloud Foundation require their hostnames and IP addresses to be defined prior to deployment.

During the initial deployment of Cloud Foundation, the management domain is created. Components specific to the management domain need to be defined prior to installation.

After the initial deployment, you can create additional workload domains as required. Components specific to each additional workload domain need to be defined prior to their creation.

Planning ahead for the initial deployment and the workload domains to be created will avoid delays in a deployment.

The following table provides an example of the information to be collected for the virtual infrastructure layer using the standard deployment model with a single workload domain. This example uses a fictional DNS domain called rainpole.local for illustration purposes. Modify the sample information to conform to your site's configuration.

Table 1. Sample Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Layer

Workload Domain

Hostname

DNS Zone

IP Address

Description

Management

sfo01m01sddcmgr

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.60

SDDC Manager

sfo01m01psc01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.61

Platform Services Controller 01

sfo01m02psc02

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.63

Platform Services Controller 02

sfo01m01vc01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.63

vCenter Server

sfo01m01esx01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.101

ESXi host 01

sfo01m01esx02

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.102

ESXi host 02

sfo01m01esx03

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.103

ESXi host 03

sfo01m01esx04

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.104

ESXi host 04

sfo01m01nsx01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.64

NSX Manager

sfo01m01nsxc01

172.16.11.65

NSX Controller 01

sfo01m01nsxc02

172.16.11.66

NSX Controller 02

sfo01m01nsxc03

172.16.11.67

NSX Controller 03

VI Workload #1

sfo01w01vc01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.68

vCenter Server

sfo01w01esx01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.17.101

ESXi host 01

sfo01w01esx02

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.17.102

ESXi host 02

sfo01w01esx03

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.17.103

ESXi host 03

sfo01w01esx04

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.17.104

ESXi host 04

sfo01w01nsx01

sfo01.rainpole.local

172.16.11.69

NSX Manager

sfo01w01nsxc01

172.17.17.120

NSX Controller 01

sfo01w01nsxc02

172.17.17.121

NSX Controller 02

sfo01w01nsxc03

172.17.17.122

NSX Controller 03