The Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation document contains a detailed design for adding and connecting cross-region VMware Workspace ONE® Access™ and VMware vRealize® Suite products to a single-region or dual-region Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) deployment of VMware Validated Design™.

Architecture Overview discusses the building blocks and the main principles of cloud operations and automation solutions. Detailed Design provides the available design options according to the design objectives, and a set of design decisions to justify selecting the path for implementing each solution.

Intended Audience

This design is intended for cloud architects, cloud administrators, and infrastructure administrators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to implement cloud operations and automation capabilities for an SDDC that is deployed according to VMware Validated Design.

Supported VMware Cloud Foundation Version

Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation is compatible with VMware Cloud Foundation™ 4.2.

Required VMware Software

Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation is compliant and validated with designated 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.

If you plan to deploy an SDDC by following the prescriptive path of VMware Validated Design, to apply the Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation, you must be familiar with the following guidance:

  • Introducing VMware Validated Designs

  • Architecture and Design for the Management Domain

  • Architecture and Design for a Virtual Infrastructure Workload Domain

Optionally, you should be familiar with the Architecture and Design for a vSphere with Tanzu Workload Domain guidance.

See Documentation Map for VMware Validated Design.

If you plan to deploy an SDDC by following the guidelines in the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation, to apply the Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation, you must be familiar with the following documentation:

  • Introducing VMware Cloud Foundation

  • Architecture and Design for the Management Domain

Optionally, you should be familiar with the VMware Cloud Foundation Operations and Administration documentaion.

See the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation.

Update History

This Architecture and Design for Cloud Operations and Automation is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.

Revision

Description

30 MAR 2021 The guidance now contains a validated design for a dual-region SDDC.

09 FEB 2021

Initial release.