The Virtual Infrastructure in Region A is implemented through the following high level procedures.

1

Start the deployment of your virtual infrastructure by installing and configuring all the ESXi hosts in Region A.

2

Deploy and configure the cluster components for both the management cluster and the shared edge and compute cluster.

3

This design uses two separate NSX instances per region. One instance is tied to the Management vCenter Server, and the other instance is tied to the Compute vCenter Server. Deploy and configure the NSX instance for the management cluster in Region A.

4

Deploy and configure the shared edge and compute cluster components.

5

Deploy and configure the NSX instance for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region A.

6

Deploy vSphere Data Protection to provide the capability for backup and restore of SDDC management components.

7

 In this design, you replace user-facing certificates with certificates that are signed by a Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA). By default, virtual infrastructure management components use TLS/SSL certificates that are signed by the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). These certificates are not trusted by end-user devices.