VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for VMware Validated Design™ Remote Office and Branch Office provides detailed information about the software, tools and external services required to successfully implement the remote office and branch office (ROBO), whose design extends VMware Validated Design™ for Software-Defined Data Center.

Before deploying the components of this VMware Validated Design, you must have deployed the VMware Validated Design for SDDC. In addition, you must set up a remote office and branch office environment that has a specific compute, storage, and network configuration, and that provides services to the components of the remote office and branch office SDDC (ROBO SDDC). Carefully review the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for Remote Office and Branch Office documentation at least 2 weeks prior to deploying this remote office and branch office solution to avoid costly re-work and delays.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy in a short time and manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required VMware Software

The VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.