You determine the size of the compute resources, high availability implementation, and patching and upgrade support for the management domain vCenter Server according to the aggregated requirements of the management components of the VMware Cloud Foundation instance.
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Deployment Model for vCenter Server for the Management Domain The management domain is managed by a single vCenter Server instance. You determine the size of this vCenter Server and its storage foot print according to the number of ESXi hosts in the management domain clusters and the number of virtual machines you plan to run on these clusters.
Enhanced Linked Mode Design for the Management Domain Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) of vCenter Server in VMware Cloud Foundation improves the manageability of the environment. By using Enhanced Linked Mode, you can log in to all vCenter Server instances that are joined to the same vCenter Single Sign-on domain and access their inventories. Enhanced Linked Mode also replicates all global permissions, licenses, policies, and tags between the linked vCenter Server instances.
High Availability Design for vCenter Server for the Management Domain Protecting the management domain vCenter Server is important because it is the central point of management and monitoring for the management domain.