Use VMware Validated Designs to build a Software-Defined Data Center that is based on management components by VMware, and has a scalable and best-practice configuration.

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.

SDDC design for use in production

A VMware Validated Design supports an SDDC that 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

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:

    • Churn rate of tenant workloads

    • High availability of management components

    • Operational continuity

    • Design with dual-region support in mind

  • Reduced risk of deployment and operational problems

  • Reduced test effort

Fast SDDC standup

You can implement a data center without engaging in design work and product research. After you download all SDDC products, follow the detailed design and step-by-step instructions.

Support for latest product releases

Every version of a VMware Validated Design accommodates new product releases. If you have deployed an SDDC according to an earlier version of a VMware Validated Design, you can directly 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, VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT, and VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations.