Just like the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center, each use case is fully validated, supports the latest product releases, and enables fast standup.

VMware Validated Designs have the following advantages.

One path to SDDC

After you satisfy the deployment requirements, follow one consistent path to deploy an SDDC.

VMware Validated Designs offer an extensively tested solution path with specific information about product versions, networking architecture, capabilities, and limitations.

Use case solution paths have also been tested with the product versions and networking architectures specified for the use case.

SDDC design for use in production

The VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center has the following features.

  • High-availability of management components

  • Backup and restore of management components

  • Monitoring and alerting

  • Disaster recovery of management components

  • Protection of management application by using NSX Distributed Firewall

Use cases have been tested in a more limited environment.

  • The following features are fully supported.

    • High-availability of management components

    • Monitoring and alerting

    • Protection of management application by using NSX Distributed Firewall

  • The following features are not tested for use cases, but expansion to an environment that includes the full suite of operations component is possible.

    • Backup and restore of management components

    • Disaster recovery of management components

Validated design and deployment

The prescriptive documentation of a VMware Validated Design is continuously validated by VMware.

Validation provides the following advantages to your organization:

  • Validated product interoperability

  • Validated SDDC features, such as custom workload churn, high availability of management components, operational continuity, efficient monitoring, and a design with dual-region support in mind

  • Reduced risk of deployment and operational problems

  • Reduced test effort

Fast SDDC standup

By downloading all SDDC products or all products included in a use case you can implement a data center without engaging in design work and product research. To do so, you can follow the detailed design decisions and step-by-step instructions of the SDDC foundation and the use case.

Support for latest product releases

Every version of a VMware Validated Design, including a validated use case, accommodates new product releases. If you have deployed an SDDC according to an earlier version of a VMware Validated Design, you can follow the validated design to upgrade your environment.

Foundation of SDDC deployment use cases

This VMware Validated Design provides the foundation for use cases that satisfy the requirements of individual organizations or industry segments, such as VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation and VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT.

Because the use cases share product versions, procedure, and other aspects of the deployment with the VMware Validated Design for the SDDC, expansion of a use case to the full two-region SDDC is seamless.