VMware Validated Design is a family of solutions for data center designs that span compute, storage, networking, and management, serving as a blueprint for your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) implementation. The documentation of VMware Validated Design consists of succeeding deliverables for all stages of the SDDC life cycle.
VMware Validated Design is Discontinued
VMware Validated Design has been discontinued after VMware Validated Design 6.2 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. Starting with VMware Cloud Foundation 4.3, the guidance for the SDDC components natively supported by the VMware Cloud Foundation automation is moved to the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation and the guidance for the solutions on top of VMware Cloud Foundation is now published under a new class of technical reference implementations called VMware Validated Solutions. You can find the VMware Validated Solutions documentation on The Cloud Platform Tech Zone and the VMware Cloud Foundation Documentation page.
Guided Documentation Map
The documentation of VMware Validated Design implements a sequence which reflects the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC.
Overview of Documentation Delivery
The VMware Validated Design documentation is published in several iterations. At the release date, the core documents that introduce VMware Validated Design and provide guidance on the SDDC design, planning, and deployment become available live. The remaining documents are updated in groups until the entire set is compliant with the Bill of Materials of the VMware Validated Design release.
Versions of VMware Cloud Foundation in VMware Validated Design
VMware Validated Design documentation can be used as an extension to the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation. Each version of the VMware Validated Design documentation uses an exact VMware Cloud Foundation version.
VMware Cloud Foundation Version
VMware Validated Design Version
Documentation for VMware Validated Design 6.x
Latest Available Version
Introduction to VMware Validated Designs and deployment preparation workbook