The VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A documentation provides step-by-step instructions for installing, configuring, and operating a software-defined data center (SDDC) based on the VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center, using the VMware Cloud Builder virtual appliance to automate the implementation of this Validated Design.

The VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A documentation does not contain step-by-step instructions for performing all required post-configuration tasks because their nature often depends on the requirements of your organization.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A documentation 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

The VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A documentation 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 of Region A, you must be acquainted with the following guidance:

  • Introducing VMware Validated Designs
  • Optionally VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design
  • VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation