Prior to deploying a VMware Cloud SDDC, it is assumed that key information has been gathered from Plan Pillar discussions, including those listed here.

  • One or more use cases for VMware Cloud have been identified

  • If applications are to be migrated, a full understanding of application SLAs/SLOs, hardware requirements, performance requirements, network requirements, business continuity and disaster recover requirements, and external dependencies has been gathered, documented, and reviewed with key stakeholders

  • Use case requirements have been aggregated to determine the appropriate initial VMware Cloud infrastructure footprint, including target deployment location(s), quantity of clusters per location, quantity of nodes per cluster, and node type per cluster (where applicable).

  • A high-level networking and connectivity plan has been developed, including identifying IP addressing requirements for VMware Cloud SDDC components, new workload segments, and any additional supporting infrastructure components.