VMware Validated Design supports several SDDC architectures according to the requirements of your organization and the resource capabilities of your environment. Implement a dual-region architecture for workload provisioning and disaster recovery according to production best practices, and extend it with multiple Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) sites. If you are working on an SDDC proof-of-concept, or plan to deploy a small-scale environment and extend it according to tenant adoption, implement a consolidated architecture in a single region.
High-Level Logical Design of the SDDC
The SDDC according to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center contains the main services that are required to cover workload provisioning, operations management and business continuity.
The VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center family provides the following SDDC implementations:
|SDDC Architecture||Product Name||Description|
|Standard SDDC||VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center||Implements a production-ready SDDC that is dual-region, each region deployed on two workload domains - management and virtual infrastructure.|
|Consolidated SDDC||VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation||Consolidates the resources that are used in the Standard SDDC to provide a single-region environment with a smaller hardware footprint and less strict availability. For example, you can use this design in a smaller environment with less virtual machines, or as a proof of concept or production pilot.|
|ROBO SDDC||VMware Validated Design for Remote Office and Branch Office|| Extends the Standard SDDC with support for remote offices that are located at a distance from the main office. The main office runs an instance of the Standard SDDC.
The ROBO SDDC provides decentralized management, such as on-site vCenter Server and NSX Manager, but connects to an existing Standard SDDC over a WAN link. Monitoring and cloud management functions are centralized.