VMware Validated Design Deployment for Management and Workload Consolidation (also referred to as VMware Validated Design for Consolidated SDDC) provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and operating a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) based on VMware Validated Design, and usingVMware Cloud Builder to automate the implementation of this Validated Design.

VMware Validated Design Deployment for Management and Workload Consolidation does not contain step-by-step instructions for performing all the required post-configuration tasks because their nature often depends on the requirements of your organization.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Deployment for Management and Workload Consolidation document is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy in a short time and manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required VMware Software

VMware Validated Design Deployment for Management and Workload Consolidation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.

Before You Apply This Guidance

The sequence of the documentation of VMware Validated Design follows the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC. See Documentation Map for VMware Validated Design.

To use VMware Validated Design Deployment for Management and Workload Consolidation, you must be acquainted with the following guidance:

  • Introducing VMware Validated Designs

  • Optionally VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design for Consolidated SDDC

  • VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation for Consolidated SDDC