Select the migration option to implement an SDDC that is compliant with VMware Validated Designs according to the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Requirement

New Greenfield Validated SDDC

Workload Migration

Architecture Alignment*

External Infrastructure Endpoint

Retain metadata history

x

x

Retain legacy environment

x

x

Limit new hardware

x

x

Existing complex external integrations

x

Limited time on existing environment

x

x

Reduced complexity

x

x

Requires a clean infrastructure state

x

x

Trailing migration window

x

x

Reduced management overhead

x

x

Minimal downtime

x

x

x

Reduced post migration verification

x

x

The following decision tree evaluates the decision matrix using to two primary points:

  1. Need to retain the historical VM metadata

  2. Limits to using existing hardware

Figure 1. Decision Tree for Migration to a Validated SDDC