Before you start the automated SDDC deployment, verify that your environment fulfills the requirements for this deployment.

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for the automated SDDC deployment.

Prerequisite Value
Physical Network
  • Verify that your environment meets all physical network requirements, all host names and IP addresses are allocated for external services and SDDC components.
Active Directory
  • Verify that Active Directory is configured with all child domains and all service accounts, groups, and computer objects are created and configured.
  • Verify that DNS entries are configured for the root and child domains.
NTP Services
  • Verify that two external to the SDDC NTP servers are configured and time synchronization is configured on all ESXi hosts and AD domain controllers.
  • Primary vSAN storage:
    • Verify that the necessary primary storage capacity is allocated. See Deployment Parameters XLS file for Region A for automatic capacity calculation.
  • Secondary NFS storage:
    • Verify that NFS storage is mounted.
    • Verify that you have allocated the necessary storage capacity. See Datastore Requirements in the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.
Software Features
Installation Packages
  • Download the .iso file for the software bundle for VMware Validated Design to your local file system.

For additional information, see the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.