You must first deploy the components of the Standard SDDC according to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center in one or two regions. A ROBO SDDC uses the provisioning and monitoring components from the Standard SDDC. In this VMware Validated Design, you use the decentralized management approach.

See Architecture and Design, Planning and Preparation, Deployment for Region A, and Deployment in Region B in the VMware Validated Design documentation.

  • Single or dual-region environment

    • ESXi

    • Platform Services Controller pair and Management vCenter Server

    • NSX for vSphere

    • vRealize Lifecycle Manager

    • vSphere Update Manager

    • vRealize Operations Manager

    • vRealize Log Insight

    • vRealize Automation with embedded vRealize Orchestrator

    • vRealize Business

  • Dual-region environment

    • vSphere Replication

    • Site Recovery Manager