The vSphere infrastructure section of the Deploy Parameters Worksheet details how you want to configure the vCenter Server and its related objects.

This section of the deployment parameter workbook contains sample configuration information, but you can update them with names that meet your naming standards.
Note: All host names entries within the deployment parameter workbook expect the short name. VMware Cloud Builder takes the host name and the DNS zone provided to calculate the FQDN value and performs validation prior to starting the deployment. The specified host names and IP addresses must be resolvable using the DNS servers provided, both forward (hostname to IP) and reverse (IP to hostname), otherwise the bring-up process will fail.
Table 1. Management Cluster
Parameter Host Name IP Address
vCenter Server Enter a host name for the vCenter Server. Enter the IP address for the vCenter Server that is part of the management VLAN.
Note: This is the same VLAN and IP address space where the ESXi management VMKernels reside.
Table 2. vCenter Datacenter and Cluster
Parameter Value
Datacenter Name Enter a name for the management datacenter.
Cluster Name Enter a name for the management cluster.
Note: Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) is automatically enabled on the VxRail management cluster.

Select the architecture model you plan to use. If you choose Consolidated, specify the names for the vSphere resource pools. You do not need to specify resource pool names if you are using the standard architecture model. See Introducing VMware Cloud Foundation for more information about these architecture models.

Table 3. vSphere Resource Pools
Parameter Value
Resource Pool SDDC Management Specify the vSphere resource pool name for management VMs.
Resource Pool SDDC Edge Specify the vSphere resource pool name for NSX-T VMs.
Resource Pool User Edge Specify the vSphere resource pool name for user deployed NSX-T VMs in a consolidated architecture.
Resource Pool User VM Specify the vSphere resource pool name for user deployed workload VMs.
Table 4. vSphere Datastore
Parameter Value
vSAN Datastore Name Enter vSAN datastore name for your management components.