Before you deploy and configure the SDDC in this VMware Validated Design, you must provide specific configuration of Active Directory users and groups. You use these users and groups for application login, for assigning roles in a tenant organization and for authentication in cross-application communication.

The Active Directory service and user accounts required have already been configured as part of the deployment of VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center. You can reuse these service and user accounts for ROBO deployments.

Active Directory Administrator Account

Certain installation and configuration tasks require a domain administrator account that is referred to as svc-domain-join in the Active Directory domain.