The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document provides step-by-step instructions for verifying that the management components in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) that are deployed according to the VMware Validated Design™ for Software-Defined Data Center are operating as expected.

Operational verification is defined as a validation that a system or a component is operational and functioning within expected parameters. Operational verification is performed in the following scenarios:

  • Initial deployment of a component or system

  • Upgrading or patching of a component or system

  • Recovering a component or system from a failure scenario

  • Generic maintenance of a component or system

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required Software

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.