The VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design for Consolidated SDDC document for the VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation contains a validated model of a consolidated cluster implementation of a VMware Validated Design, and provides a detailed design of each management component of the data center stack.

Architecture Overview for Consolidated SDDC discusses the building blocks and the main principles of each SDDC management layer. Detailed Design for Consolidated SDDC provides the available design options according to the design objective, and a set of design decisions to justify selecting the path for building each SDDC component.

This document refers to the VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation as the Consolidated SDDC.

Intended Audience

VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design for Consolidated SDDC 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 Architecture and Design for Consolidated SDDC 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 Architecture and Design, you must be acquainted with Introducing VMware Validated Designs.