The Deployment of the Management Domain in the Second Region documentation provides general guidance on the deployment of the management domain in Region B based on VMware Validated Design and step-by-step instructions for extending the single-region software-defined data center (SDDC) to dual-region by using NSX-T Federation that spans the software-defined network between the regions.
The Deployment of the Management Domain in the Second 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 dual-region software-defined data center (SDDC) that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.
Supported VMware Cloud Foundation Version
Deployment of the Management Domain in the Second Region is compatible with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2.
Required VMware Software
The Deployment of the Management Domain in the Second Region documentation is compliant and validated with certain 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.
To deploy the management domain in Region B and configure NSX-T Federation 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.
To apply Deployment of Management Domain in the Second Region, you must:
Complete the respective Planning and Preparation Workbook with your deployment options included.
Optionally, read Architecture and Design for the Management Domain.
Deploy a single-region SDDC management domain. See Deployment of the Management Domain in the First Region.
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.
Using VMware Cloud Foundation for Deployment of the Management Domain in the Second Region
VMware Validated Design uses VMware Cloud Builder in VMware Cloud Foundation for automated deployment of the SDDC components for the management domain. You also use SDDC Manager in VMware Cloud Foundation for configuration and life cycle management of the SDDC components.
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. For information on the naming convention, see Planning and Preparation Workbook.
|Operation Type||By Using Automation||Manual Configuration|
|Preparation for deployment||-||
|Deployment||Deploy the management domain by using VMware Cloud Builder.||-|
|Post-deployment configuration||Replace certificates in the SDDC by using SDDC Manager.||
|Implementation of NSX-T Federation in both regions||-||
|07 APR 2021||Multiple fixes implemented across the guide.|
|09 FEB 2021||Initial release.|