Now that we have become familiar with the Cloud Console UI, the next step is to deploy a new Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). We will walk through the steps it takes to deploy an SDDC and then thoroughly test out the features is contains. For this evaluation, we will be configuring a single-host SDDC, however this can be expanded later to accomodate production workloads.
SDDC deployments are required to connect to an AWS account, regardless of whether the you intend to leverage AWS Services with the VMware SDDC service or not. With single host deployments evaluations, you have the option to skip the account association process for up to 14 days after an SDDC has been deployed.
The SDDCs tab, you will see reminders of how many days are remaining before an AWS account has to be connected. The AWS Account Linking section details how to configure this once your SDDC has been provisioned.
In order to interact between your VPC and on-premises environment, you must ensure that the management and compute networks in VMware Cloud on AWS do not overlap subnets in either location.
The SDDC will begin to deploy and should be ready for use in roughly two hours.