Each scenario in the Scenarios document gives step-by-step instructions to a workflow. All scenarios require the installation and configuration of the core components of the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center.

Three different types of scenarios are included. For each type, the workflow differs. A list of tasks required for each scenario is at the beginning of the scenario.

Figure 1. Solution Paths for Scenarios




  • If you plan on deploying a scenario in a single-region environment, you follow these steps.

    1. Perform all tasks in Preparing for Region A.

    2. Perform all procedures listed on the first page of the scenario.

    3. Perform all tasks in the scenario itself.

  • If you plan on deploying a scenario in a dual-region environment, you follow these steps.

    1. Set up Region A.

    2. Perform all tasks in Preparing for Region B.

    3. Perform the scenario itself and its prerequisites in Region B. The documentation does not include separate instructions for Region B, but only minor adjustments to the Region A instructions are necessary.

  • If you plan on performing a cross-region deployment with a UDLR, follow the instructions in that scenario.