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

VMware Validated Design scenarios have the following advantages.

One path to SDDC

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

VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center offers an extensively tested solution path with specific information about product versions, networking architecture, capabilities, and limitations.

Scenario solution paths have also been tested with the product versions and networking architectures specified for the scenarios 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

Scenarios 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 and example tenant applications by using NSX Distributed Firewall

  • The following features are not tested for scenarios, 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 scenario, 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 scenarios.

Support for latest product releases

Every version of a VMware Validated Design, including a validated scenarios guide, 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 scenarios

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