In the design of the ESXi host configuration for your
VMware Cloud Foundation environment, consider the amount of resources, networking, and security policy that are required to support the management stack. Take into account whether you deploy a single VMware Cloud Foundation instance or multiple VMware Cloud Foundation instances as well.
Logical Design for ESXi for the Management Domain In the logical design for ESXi, you determine the high-level integration of the ESXi hosts with the other components of the VMware Cloud Foundation instance for providing virtual infrastructure to the management components.
Deployment Specification for ESXi for the Management Domain You determine the size of the compute resources, start-up configuration, and patching and upgrade support for the ESXi hosts for the management domain according to the aggregated requirements of the management components of VMware Cloud Foundation.
Network Design for ESXi for the Management Domain In the network design for the ESXi hosts in the management domain of VMware Cloud Foundation, you place the hosts on a VLAN for traffic segmentation. You decide on the IP addressing scheme and name resolution for connectivity to the SDDC management components and maintenance of the hosts.
Life Cycle Management Design for ESXi for the Management Domain When you decide on a life cycle management approach for the ESXi software in VMware Cloud Foundation, you consider the effort and time required for preparing the environment and performing patch, upgrade, or update operations.
Information Security Design for ESXi for the Management Domain You design host access controls and certificate management for ESXi according to industry standards and the requirements of your organization.