In an SDDC deployed according to VMware Validated Design, in addition to the management domain you deploy a single workload domain. If you deployed a vSphere with Tanzu workload domain, you start shutting down the SDDC management components in the vSphere with Tanzu workload domain before shutting down the SDDC components in the management domain.

If you deployed a virtual infrastructure workload domain, you skip this chapter and proceed with shutting down the virtual infrastructure workload domain. See Shut Down the Virtual Infrastructure Workload Domain.

You shut down the SDDC components in the vSphere with Tanzu workload domain in a specific order to keep components operational by maintaining the necessary infrastructure, networking, and management services before shutdown.

Table 1. Shutdown Order of the vSphere with Tanzu Workload Domain

Shutdown Order

SDDC Component

1

vCenter Server

2

Supervisor Control Plane virtual machines

3

Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster control plane virtual machines

4

Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster worker virtual machines

5

Harbor virtual machines

6

vSphere Cluster Services virtual machines

7

NSX-T Edge nodes

8

NSX-T Managers

9

vSAN and ESXi hosts