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

Intended Audience

The VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration Guide is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to quickly deploy and manage an SDDC. The information in this document 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-T™ Data Center
  • Software-defined storage using VMware vSAN™
  • IP networks

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

Related Publications

The Introducing VMware Cloud Foundation document provides a high-level overview of the Cloud Foundation product.

The Planning and Preparation Workbook provides detailed information about the software, tools, and external services that are required for Cloud Foundation.

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

The VMware Cloud Foundation Lifecycle Management document describes how to manage the lifecycle of a Cloud Foundation environment.