All VMware Validated Design use cases are related with the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center. You install all products in the virtual infrastructure layer. Different use cases might also require installation of additional products.

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


VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation and VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation for Intelligent Operations include subsets of the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center that provide isolation or proactive monitoring capabilities in the SDDC stack. VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT uses all SDDC products except for site protection and recovery.

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

According to the use case, additional VMware products, such as vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight, 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 Intelligent Operations

  • VMware NSX

  • VMware vSphere (ESXi and vCenter Server)

  • VMware vSAN

  • vRealize Log Insight

  • vRealize Operations Manager

The VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations uses a single-region design.

VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center

This design contains a full set of virtual infrastructure, cloud management, operations management and business continuity components.

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.