After you have populated all required configuration values in the Deployment Parameters XLS file, you upload it to the VMware Cloud Builder appliance and generate the JSON files that automate the deployment of the SDDC components in the management and the shared edge and compute clusters.

Procedure

  1. Log in to VMware Cloud Builder.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01cb01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name admin
      Password cloudbuilder_admin_password
  2. On the End User License Agreement page, click Accept License Agreement.
  3. Generate the JSON files used for automated deployment of the SDDC components.
    1. In the Cloud BuilderNavigator, select the Deployment Wizard icon.
    2. In the Upload Config File tab, from the Select Architecture Type drop-down menu, select the VVD for SDDC Region A architecture and click the Upload Config File button.
    3. Navigate to the Deployment Parameters XLS file and click Open.
    4. Click the Generate JSON button.

      Cloud Builder generates one JSON file for the management cluster and one JSON file for the shared edge and compute cluster.

      Table 1. Region A JSON Deployment Files

      Architecture Type

      JSON Filename

      Workload Domain

      Deployment Order

      VVD for SDDC Region A

      vvd-std-rega-mgmt.json

      Management

      1

      vvd-std-rega-comp.json

      Compute

      2

  4. Monitor the process and check the following log files for errors.
    Table 2. VMware Cloud Builder JSON Generator Log File Location

    Cloud Builder Component

    Location

    JSON Generator

    /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/logs/JsonGenerator.log

What to do next

After the JSON deployment files for Region A are generated, you validate their content for configuration, application, and bring-up readiness, and perform validation of the target platform.