Regions, hubs, and ROBO sites are the key elements of the ROBO SDDC.

Regions

Regions provide disaster recovery across different SDDC instances. This design uses two regions. Each region is a separate SDDC instance. The regions have a similar physical layer design and virtual infrastructure design but different naming.

The design uses the following regions. The region identifier uses United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations(UN/LOCODE) along with a numeric instance ID.

Table 1. Regions

Region

Region Identifier

Region-specific Domain Name

Region Description

A

SFO01

sfo01.rainpole.local

San Francisco, CA, USA based data center

B

LAX01

lax01.rainpole.local

Los Angeles, CA, USA based data center

Note:

Region Identifiers will vary based on the locations used in your deployment.

Hubs

A hub refers to the centralized provisioning and monitoring components of the SDDC. A hub can be dedicated to ROBO sites (depending on the number of ROBO connections required) or part of the VMware Validated Design for SDDC and, in either case, has the capability for fail over between regions in the event of a disaster or for disaster avoidance.

Remote Office and Branch Office

A location used to support specific services such as manufacturing, hospitals, or call centers. These locations require minimal workload deployment and have hardware located in space constrained rooms.

The design uses the following identifier. The ROBO identifier uses United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations(UN/LOCODE) along with a numeric instance ID.

Table 2. Remote Office and Branch Office

ROBO Identifier

ROBO Description

NYC01

New York City, NY, USA based Remote Office and Branch Office

Note:

ROBO Identifiers will vary based on the locations used in your deployment.

Table 3. Regions Design Decisions

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

ROBO-PHY-001

Deploy the hub using two regions.

Supports multi-region failover capabilities while sustaining centralized provisioning and monitoring of ROBO sites.

Having multiple regions will require an increased solution footprint and associated costs.