The Deployment of Cloud Operations and Automation in the First Region provides step-by-step instructions for adding and connecting cross-region Workspace ONE® Access™ and VMware vRealize® Suite products to Region A of a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) deployment of VMware Validated Design™.
This design is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, and cloud administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to automate and monitor an SDDC that is deployed according to VMware Validated Design. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.
Supported VMware Cloud Foundation Version
Deployment of Cloud Operations and Automation in the First Region is compatible with VMware Cloud Foundation™ 4.1.
Required VMware Software
Deployment of Cloud Operations and Automation in the First Region is compliant and validated with certain VMware Workspace ONE Access and vRealize Suite product versions on VMware Cloud Foundation. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes.
Before You Apply This Guidance
The sequence of the documentation of VMware Validated Design follows the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC.
To deploy the SDDC operations and automation solutions by following the prescriptive path of VMware Validated Design, your environment must have a certain configuration. For information on the deployment workflow of the SDDC components, see Deployment of VMware Validated Design in Introducing VMware Validated Design.
|Workload Domain||Management Componet||Deployment Method|
|Management domain||VMware ESXi™ hosts||Manual deployment|
|VMware vCenter Server®||Automated deployment by using VMware Cloud Builder™|
|NSX-T Manager and NSX-T Edge nodes with a region-specific and cross-region virtual network segments||Automated deployment by using VMware Cloud Builder|
|VMware vSAN™ as principal storage||Automated deployment by using VMware Cloud Builder|
|NFS as supplemental storage||Manual deployment|
|SDDC Manager||Automated deployment by using VMware Cloud Builder|
|Region-specific Workspace ONE Access instance connected to VMware NSX-T™ Data Center||Manual deployment|
|Virtual infrastructure workload domain or vSphere with Tanzu workload domain||ESXi hosts||Manual deployment|
|vCenter Server||Automated deployment by using SDDC Manager|
|NSX-T Manager and NSX-T Edge nodes||Automated deployment by using SDDC Manager|
|Principal storage||Automated deployment by using SDDC Manager|
|Supplemental storage||Manual deployment|
To apply Deployment of Cloud Operations and Automation 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, deploy one or more SDDC workload domains. See Deployment of a Virtual Infrastructure Workload Domain in the First Region or Deployment of a vSphere with Tanzu Workload Domain in the First Region.
Optionally, read Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation.
The same requirement applies if you are following the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation to deploy the operations and automation solutions. See the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation.
Using VMware Cloud Foundation for Cloud Operations and Automation Deployment
VMware Validated Design uses SDDC Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation for automated deployment and life cycle management of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. You also use SDDC Manager to connect a workload domain to vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Log Insight.
VMware Validated Design follows an example naming convention. The naming provides uniqueness of the objects across the SDDC. You can identify managed objects directly if you use many components that are linked together, for example, multiple vCenter Server systems working in Enhanced Linking Mode or management dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager monitoring multiple instances of the same component. For information on the naming convention, see the Planning and Preparation Workbook.
|Operation Type||By Using SDDC Manager Automation||Manual Configuration|
|Deployment||Deploy vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™ in VMware Cloud Foundation mode||By using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, deploy: