The Getting Started with VMware Cloud Foundation document provides a high-level overview of the VMware Cloud Foundation™ product.

Intended Audience

The information in Getting Started with VMware Cloud Foundation is intended for data center cloud administrators who are familiar with:

  • Concepts of virtualization and software-defined data centers (SDDCs)

  • Networking and concepts such as uplinks, NICs, and IP networks

  • Hardware components such as top-of-rack (ToR) switches, inter-rack switches, servers with direct attached storage, cables, and power supplies

  • Methods for setting up physical racks in a data center

  • Using VMware vSphere® to work with virtual machines

Related VMware Cloud Foundation Publications

The VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook provides detailed information about the inputs that are required to complete a VMware Cloud Foundation deployment. It also provides dynamic sizing guidance.

The VMware Cloud Foundation Deployment Guide is intended for data center cloud administrators who deploy a VMware Cloud Foundation system in their organization's data center.

The VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration Guide contains detailed information about how to administer and operate a VMware Cloud Foundation system in your data center.

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

You can open these documents from the VMware Cloud Foundation Documentation main page.

Your VMware Cloud Foundation system includes a stack of VMware software products and components. You can find the documentation for those software products at VMware Docs.

VMware Cloud Foundation Glossary

The VMware Cloud Foundation Glossary defines terms specific to VMware Cloud Foundation.