The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document provides step-by-step instructions for verifying that the management components in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) that are deployed according to the VMware Validated Design are operating as expected.

Operational verification is defined as a validation that a system or a component is operational and functioning within expected parameters. Operational verification is performed in the following scenarios:

  • Initial deployment of a component or system

  • Upgrading or patching of a component or system

  • Recovering a component or system from a failure scenario

  • Generic maintenance of a component or system

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required Software

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document 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 Operational Verification, 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

  • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A

  • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region B

  • VMware Validated Design Upgrade