This design consists of multiple elements that support deployment of cloud-native applications on top of Red Hat OpenShift that runs in a VMware Cloud Foundation virtual infrastructure workload domain.

You deploy the Red Hat OpenShift cluster components on your shared edge and workload cluster in the workload domain. NSX-T Edge nodes provide load balancing, north-south connectivity, and all required networking for the Red Hat OpenShift services. The ESXi hosts in the shared edge and workload cluster are prepared as NSX-T Data Center transport nodes to provide distributed routing and firewall services to your tenant workloads.

The Red Hat OpenShift cluster consists of two types of elements that run in the SDDC:

  • Control plane nodes

  • Worker nodes

Figure 1. SDDC Logical Design for a Red Hat OpenShift Workload Domain