Provide names for the VI workload domain and organization and select the update manager for the workload domain. A VI workload domain can use vSphere Update Manager (VUM) or vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) as its update manager.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have met the prerequisites described in About VI Workload Domains.

Procedure

  1. Type a name for the VI workload domain, such as sfo01. The name must contain between 3 and 20 characters.
    It is good practice to include location information in the name since resource object names (such as host and vCenter names) are generated based on the VI workload domain name.
  2. (Optional) Type a name for the organization that requested or will use the virtual infrastructure, such as Finance. The name must contain between 3 and 20 characters.
  3. Choose the update manager for the workload domain.
    The update manager that you select for the workload domain cannot be changed later.
    Option Description
    Enable VUM (vSphere Update Manager) This is the default option. If you plan to use the workload domain for Kubernetes- Workload Management, VUM is the required update manager. See Working with Workload Management. If you enable VUM, you cannot use cluster images for firmware upgrades.
    Enable vLCM (vSphere Lifecycle Manager) Enable vLCM to use cluster images for firmware upgrades. A cluster image represents a desired software specification to be applied to all hosts in a cluster. See Cluster Image Management. vLCM-enabled workload domains do not support Kubernetes- Workload Management.
  4. Click Next.