VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for Workload and Management Consolidation provides detailed information about the software, tools and external services that are required to implement a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) whose management and tenant workloads run on a consolidated pod.

Before you start deploying the components of this VMware Validated Design, you must set up an environment that has a specific compute, storage and network configuration, and that provides services to the components of the SDDC. Carefully review the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for Workload and Management Consolidation documentation at least 2 weeks ahead of deployment to avoid costly re-work and delays.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for Workload and Management Consolidation 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.

Required VMware Software

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