Before you start the deployment of the management domain, verify that your environment fulfills the requirements for this process.

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for the deployment of the management domain.

Table 1. Deployment Prerequisites




Physical Network

Verify that your environment meets all physical network requirements, all host names and IP addresses are allocated for external services and management domain components.

Active Directory

Verify that Active Directory is configured with all child domains and all service accounts, groups, and computer objects are created and configured.


Verify that DNS entries are configured for the root and child domains.

NTP Services

Verify that external to the SDDC you have NTP servers configured and time synchronization is configured on all ESXi hosts and AD domain controllers.


Verify that the necessary primary storage capacity is allocated. See Deployment Parameters Workbook for Region A for automatic capacity calculation.

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