All VMware Validated Design Use Cases are tightly related with the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center. Depending on the use case, you install all products in the foundation. Different use cases might also require installation of additional products.

The following diagram illustrates this.

Figure 1. VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center and Use Cases




The different products have the following components.

Product

Components

VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation

  • VMware NSX

  • VMware vSphere (ESXi and vCenter Server)

  • VMware vSAN

  • vRealize Log Insight

The VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation uses a single region design.

VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT

All components that are used by the VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation, plus the following additional components.

  • vRealize Automation

  • vRealize Orchestrator

  • vRealize Business

Depending on the use case, additional VMware products, such as VMware Hyperic, or third-party products might be required.

Many scenarios in the VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT are documented as single-region designs. You can expand those scenarios to a dual-region design. The Scenarios documentation also explains how to use a UDLR for cross-region deployment.

VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center

A full set of foundation, cloud management, and operations components is included in the design.

This design has been implemented and tested in a dual-region environment. It includes some products that are not part of the current use cases.