VMware Validated Design 4.1 introduces a new naming convention for the management components and objects across the SDDC stack for fast identification of objects in the SDDC and for scale-out of the infrastructure blocks. Use the map between the names of the management components in Region A and Region B in version 4 and the names in version 4.1 to apply the upgrade guidance.

VMware Validated Design continuously accommodates new use cases. As a result, the naming convention across the SDDC stack must support extending the guidance with new use cases and transitioning between them with ease.

By using the naming convention, VMware Validated Design supports these different elements or types of infrastructure in the following way:

  • Consistency between infrastructure blocks for easy understanding of the guidance

  • Ability to scale across infrastructure blocks without adding operational overhead