Before you deploy and configure the ROBO SDDC in this validated design, you must provide a specific configuration of Active Directory users and groups. You use these users and groups for application login, for assigning roles in a tenant organization and for authentication in cross-application communication.

The Active Directory service and user accounts required have already been configured as part of the VMware Validated Design for SDDC deployment. These service and user accounts can be re-used for ROBO deployments.

Active Directory Administrator Account

Certain installation and configuration tasks require a domain administrator or an account that has the required rights delegated to it, that is referred to as ad_admin_acct of the Active Directory domain.