Operational day-to-day efficiencies are delivered through SDDC Manager, the core component of VMware Cloud Foundation. These efficiencies include full life cycle management tasks such as deployment, configuration, patching and upgrades.
Logical Design for SDDC Manager You deploy an SDDC Manager appliance in the management domain for creating workload domains, provisioning additional virtual infrastructure, and life cycle management of the SDDC management components.
Deployment Specification of SDDC Manager You determine the size of the compute resources, high availability implementation, and life cycle management support for the SDDC Manager according to the design objectives of this design. You also plan access to the My VMware repository for downloading install and upgrade software bundles.
Network Design for SDDC Manager You place SDDC Manager on a VLAN for traffic segmentation, and decide on the IP addressing scheme and name resolution for optimal support for the SDDC management components, and host provisioning and life cycle management.
Information Security and Access Design for SDDC Manager Information Security and Access Design details the design decisions covering authentication access, controls and certificate management for SDDC Manager.