The SDDC Manager UI provides a single point of control for managing and monitoring your VMware Cloud Foundation instance and for provisioning workload domains.

You use the navigation bar to move between the main areas of the user interface.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is available on the left side of the interface and provides a hierarchy for navigating to the corresponding pages.

Category Functional Areas
Dashboard The Dashboard provides the high-level administrative view for SDDC Manager in the form of widgets. There are widgets for Solutions; Workload Domains; Host Types and Usage; Ongoing and Scheduled Updates; Update History; CPU, Memory, Storage Usage; and Recent Tasks.
You can control the widgets that are displayed and how they are arranged on the dashboard.
  • To rearrange widgets, click the heading of the widget and drag it to the desired position.
  • To hide a widget, hover the mouse anywhere over the widget to reveal the X in the upper-right corner, and click the X.
  • To add a widget, click the three dots in the upper right corner of the page and select Add New Widgets. This displays all hidden widgets. Select a widget and click Add.

Solutions Solutions include the following section:
  • Kubernetes - Workload Management allows you to start a Workload Management deployment and view Workload Management cluster details.
Inventory Inventory includes the following sections:
  • Workload Domains takes you to the Workload Domains page, which displays and provides access to all workload domains.

    This page includes summary information about all workload domains, including domain type, storage usage, configuration status, owner, clusters, hosts and update availability. It also displays CPU, memory, and storage utilization for each workload domain, and collectively across all domains.

  • Hosts takes you to the Hosts page, which displays and provides access to current hosts and controls for managing hosts.

    This page includes detailed information about all hosts, including FQDN, host IP, network pool, configuration status, host state, cluster, and storage type. It also displays CPU and memory utilization for each host, and collectively across all hosts.

Lifecycle Management Lifecycle Management includes the following sections:
  • Release Versions displays the versions in your environment and the associated component versions in that release.
  • Bundle Management displays the available install, update, and upgrade bundles for your environment, and your bundle download history.
    Note: To access bundles, you must be logged in to your VMware Customer Connect account through the Administration > Repository Settings page.
  • Image Management allows you to import a vSphere Lifecycle Manager cluster image from vCenter Server and view the available images. This is an alternative way of managing the life cycle of ESXi hosts.
Administration Administration includes the following sections:
  • Network Settings allows you to configure, view, and manage network pool settings. You can create new network pools, and view and modify existing network pools. You can also use Network Settings to update the DNS and NTP servers that VMware Cloud Foundation uses.
  • Storage Settings allows you to add new VASA providers, view, edit, and delete existing VASA providers.
  • Licensing (only for perpetual licensing) allows you to manage VMware product licenses. You can also add licenses for the component products in your VMware Cloud Foundation deployment.
  • Subscription (only for subscription licensing) provides details about completing the onboarding process for VMware Cloud Foundation+. Once onboarding is complete, it provides a link to review subscription usage in the VMware Cloud console.
  • Single Sign On allows you to manage VMware Cloud Foundation users and groups, including adding users and groups and assigning roles. You can also configure identity providers for VMware Cloud Foundation.
  • Proxy Settings allows you to configure a proxy server to download install and upgrade bundles from the VMware Depot.
  • Online Depot allows you to log in to your VMware Customer Connect account to download install and upgrade bundles from the VMware Depot.
  • Composable Infrastructure allows you to configure composable servers to meet the needs of your workloads without physically moving any hardware components.
  • vRealize Suite allows you to deploy vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager and configure connections between workload domains and vRealize Suite products.
  • Backup allows you to register an external SFTP server with SDDC Manager for backing up SDDC Manager and NSX Managers. You can also configure the backup schedule for SDDC Manager.
  • VMware CEIP to join or leave the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program.
  • Password Management allows password management actions, such as rotation, updates and remediation.
  • Certificate Authority allows you to integrate with your Microsoft Certificate Authority Server.
Developer Center The VMware Cloud Foundation Developer Center includes the following sections:
  • Overview: API reference documentation. Includes information and steps for all the Public APIs supported by VMware Cloud Foundation.
  • API Explorer: Lists the APIs and allows you to invoke them directly on your VMware Cloud Foundation system.