The Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region documentation provides step-by-step instructions for installing and configuring a workload domain that can run vSphere with Kubernetes workloads, based on VMware Validated Design.

The Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region documentation does not contain step-by-step instructions for performing all required post-configuration tasks because their nature often depends on the requirements of your organization.

Intended Audience

The Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region documentation is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy in a short time and manage a software-defined data center (SDDC) that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

Required VMware Software

The Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region documentation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. For more information about supported product versions, see VMware Validated Design Release Notes.

Before You Apply This Guidance

The sequence of the documentation of this design follows the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC. See Documentation Map for VMware Validated Design.

To deploy a vSphere with Kubernetes workload domain by following the prescriptive path of VMware Validated Design, your environment must have a certain configuration. To apply Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region, you must:

  • Complete the Planning and Preparation Workbook with your deployment options included.

  • Deploy a single-region SDDC management domain. See Deployment of the Management Domain in the First Region.

  • Optionally, read Architecture and Design for a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain.

The same requirement applies if you are following the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation to deploy a virtual infrastructure workload domain. See the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation.

Revision Description
28 MAY 2020 You are no longer required to enter license key for vCenter Server during the deployment of the workload domain. See Deploy a Virtual Infrastructure Workload Domain by Using SDDC Manager in Region A.
14 APR 2020 Initial release.

Update History

This Deployment of a vSphere with Kubernetes Workload Domain in the First Region is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.
Revision Description
16 JUL 2020 You are no longer required to select all objects when you create a new category for vSphere with Kubernetes tagging, you select datastore only. See Assign a New Tag to the vSAN Datastore in Region A.
25 JUN 2020
08 JUN 2020 Fixed missing configuration values in the Assign a New Tag to the vSAN Datastore in Region A procedure.
28 MAY 2020 You are no longer required to enter license key for vCenter Server during the deployment of the workload domain. See Deploy a Virtual Infrastructure Workload Domain by Using SDDC Manager in Region A.
14 APR 2020 Initial release.