VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center
  VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center
    Introducing VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center
      Features of VMware Validated Designs
      Types of VMware Validated Designs
      SDDC Implementations According to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center
      Design Objectives of VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center
      Documentation Structure and Audience
      Overview of Standard SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in Standard SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in Standard SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in Standard SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in Standard SDDC
      Overview of Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in Consolidated SDDC
      Overview of ROBO SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in ROBO SDDC
    Architecture and Design
      Updated Information
      Architecture Overview
        Physical Infrastructure Architecture
          Pod Architecture
          Pod Types
          Physical Network Architecture
            Network Transport
            Infrastructure Network Architecture
              Simplicity and Scalability
              Quality of Service Differentiation
            Physical Network Interfaces (NICs)
          Availability Zones and Regions
            Availability Zones
            Regions
        Virtual Infrastructure Architecture
          Virtual Infrastructure Overview
          Network Virtualization Components
          Network Virtualization Services
        Cloud Management Platform Architecture
          vRealize Automation Architecture of the Cloud Management Platform
          vRealize Business for Cloud Architecture
        Operations Architecture
          Operations Management Architecture
          Logging Architecture
          Data Protection and Backup Architecture
          Disaster Recovery Architecture
          vSphere Update Manager Architecture
      Detailed Design
        Physical Infrastructure Design
          Physical Design Fundamentals
            Availability Zones and Regions
            Pods and Racks
            ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications
          Physical Networking Design
            Switch Types and Network Connectivity
            Physical Network Design Decisions
          Physical Storage Design
            vSAN Physical Design
            Hardware Considerations
              Solid State Disk (SSD) Characteristics
              SSD Performance
              Magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD) Characteristics
            I/O Controllers
            NFS Physical Storage Design
              Requirements
              Volumes
        Virtual Infrastructure Design
          ESXi Design
          vCenter Server Design
            vCenter Server Deployment
            vCenter Server Networking
            vCenter Server Redundancy
            vCenter Server Appliance Sizing
            vSphere Cluster Design
              vSphere High Availability Design
              vSphere Cluster Workload Design
              Management Cluster Design
              Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Design
              Compute Cluster Design
            vCenter Server Customization
            Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates
          Virtualization Network Design
            Virtual Network Design Guidelines
            Virtual Switches
              Virtual Switch Design Background
              Health Check
              Number of Virtual Switches
              Management Cluster Distributed Switches
              Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
              Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
            NIC Teaming
            Network I/O Control
            VXLAN
            vMotion TCP/IP Stack
          NSX Design
            NSX for vSphere Design
            NSX Components
            NSX for vSphere Requirements
            Network Virtualization Conceptual Design
            Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere
            vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration
            Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design
            Transport Zone Design
            Routing Design
            Firewall Logical Design
            Load Balancer Design
            Information Security and Access Control
            Bridging Physical Workloads
            Region Connectivity
            Application Virtual Network
            Virtual Network Design Example
            Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates
          Shared Storage Design
            Shared Storage Platform
            Shared Storage Logical Design
              Storage Tiering
              VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage
              Virtual Machine Storage Policies
                vSphere Storage I/O Control Design
            Datastore Cluster Design
            vSAN Storage Design
              VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design
              VMware vSAN Network Design
              Cluster and Disk Group Design
              VMware vSAN Policy Design
            NFS Storage Design
        Cloud Management Platform Design
          vRealize Automation Design
            vRealize Automation Logical Design
            vRealize Automation Physical Design
              Deployment Considerations
              vRealize Automation Appliance
              vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
              vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator Server
              vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Worker Virtual Machine
              vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agent
              Load Balancer
              Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Automation
            vRealize Automation Supporting Infrastructure
              Microsoft SQL Server Database
              PostgreSQL Database Server
              Notification Email Server
              Notifications
            vRealize Automation Cloud Tenant Design
              Comparison of Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Deployments
              Tenant Design
                Service Catalog
                Catalog Items
                Machine Blueprints
                Blueprint Definitions
                Branding of the vRealize Automation Console
            vRealize Automation Infrastructure as a Service Design
              Infrastructure Source Endpoints
              Virtualization Compute Resources
                Fabric Groups
                Business Groups
                Reservations
                Reservation Policies
                Template Synchronization
                VMware Identity Management
          vRealize Business for Cloud Design
          vRealize Orchestrator Design
            vRealize Orchestrator Logical Design
              vRealize Orchestrator Authentication
              Network Ports
              vRealize Orchestrator Server Mode
              vRealize Orchestrator Load Balancer Configuration
              vRealize Orchestrator Information Security and Access Control
            vRealize Orchestrator Configuration
            vRealize Orchestrator Scalability
        Operations Infrastructure Design
          vRealize Operations Manager Design
            Logical and Physical Design of vRealize Operations Manager
            Node Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager
              Sizing Compute Resources in vRealize Operations Manager
              Sizing Storage in vRealize Operations Manager
            Networking Design of vRealize Operations Manager
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Operations Manager
            Monitoring and Alerting in vRealize Operations Manager
            Management Packs in vRealize Operations Manager
            Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager
          vRealize Log Insight Design
            Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight
            Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight
            Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight
            Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight
            Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight
            Alerting in vRealize Log Insight
            Integration of vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight
            Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight
            Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight
            Content Packs in vRealize Log Insight
            Event Forwarding Between Regions with vRealize Log Insight
            Disaster Recovery of vRealize Log Insight
          vSphere Data Protection Design
            Logical Design of vSphere Data Protection
            Backup Datastore in vSphere Data Protection
            Performance in vSphere Data Protection
            Volume Sizing in vSphere Data Protection
            Backup Policies in vSphere Data Protection
            Information Security and Access Control in vSphere Data Protection
            Component Backup Jobs in vSphere Data Protection
          Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication Design
            Logical Design for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Deployment Design for Site Recovery Manager
            Networking Design for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Information Security and Access Control for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Deployment Design for vSphere Replication
            Messages and Commands for Site Recovery Manager
            Recovery Plan for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
          vSphere Update Manager Design
            Physical Design of vSphere Update Manager
            Logical Design of vSphere Update Manager
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements
        VMware Scripts and Tools
        Third-Party Software
      External Services
        External Services Overview
        Physical Network Requirements
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks
        Host Names and IP Addresses
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Data Protection and Operations Management Components in Region A
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the External Services in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for Data Protection and Operations Management Components in Region B
        Time Synchronization
          Requirements for Time Synchronization
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts
        Active Directory Users and Groups
          Active Directory Groups
          Active Directory Users
        Certificate Replacement
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
        Datastore Requirements
      Virtual Machine Specifications
      Management Workload Footprint
        Management Workload Footprint for Region A
        Management Workload Footprint for Region B
    Deployment for Region A
      Updated Information
      Region A Virtual Infrastructure Implementation
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts in Region A
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts in Region A
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts in Region A
          Configure the Network on All Hosts in Region A
          Configure vSphere Standard Switch on a Host in the Management Cluster in Region A
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server Components in Region A
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controllers for the vCenter Server Instances in Region A
          Join the Platform Services Controller Instances to Active Directory in Region A
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region A
          Update the Platform Services Controller SSO Configuration and Endpoints in Region A
          Deploy the Management vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region A
          Configure the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Enable vSphere HA on the Management Cluster in Region A
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region A
          Mount NFS Storage for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Set Virtual SAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines in Region A
          Create the VM and Template Folders in Region A
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for the Platform Services Controller in Region A
          Create VM Groups to Define Startup Order in the Management Cluster in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
            Assign an NSX Domain Service Account and Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance in Region A
            Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Assign Licensing for NSX Instance for Region A
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster for NSX in Region A
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Deploy the Platform Services Controllers Load Balancer in Region A
            Deploy the Platform Services Controller NSX Load Balancer in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Application Profiles in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Server Pools in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Virtual Servers in Region A
            Update DNS Records for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer in Region A
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Create a Universal Logical Switch for Use as the Transit Network in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in Region A
            Disable the Firewall Service in Region A
            Enable and Configure Routing in Region A
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Region A
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Distributed Firewall Configuration for Management Applications
            Add vCenter Server Instances to the NSX Distributed Firewall Exclusion List
            Create IP Sets for All Components of the Management Clusters in the SDDC
            Create Security Groups
            Create Distributed Firewall Rules
          Test the Management Cluster NSX Configuration in Region A
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Components in Region A
          Deploy the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Add New vCenter Server Licenses in Region A
          Add the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter to the vCenter Servers VM Group in Region A
          Exclude the Compute vCenter Server from the Distributed Firewall in Region A
          Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Enable vSphere HA on the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts on the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Mount NFS Storage for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Configure Lockdown Mode on All ESXi Hosts in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster for NSX in Region A
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters in Region A
          Update the Host Profile for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Create a Universal Logical Switch for Use as the Transit Network in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Disable the Firewall Service in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Enable and Configure Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Configuration in Region A
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in Region A
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection in Region A
          Deploy the vSphere Data Protection Virtual Appliance in Region A
          Enable SSH Root User Access on the vSphere Data Protection Appliance in Region A
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region A
          Configure Service Account Access in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Region A
          Register vSphere Data Protection with Management vCenter Server in Region A
        Replace Certificates in Region A
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region A
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region A
      Region A Cloud Management Platform Implementation
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation in Region A
          DNS Entries and IP Address Mappings in Region A
          SQL Server Configuration for the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Microsoft SQL Server Recommendations in Region A
            Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator in Region A
            Allow MS SQL Server and MSDTC access through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation in Region A
        Configure Service Account Privileges in Region A
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
        vRealize Automation Installation in Region A
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
            Create Application Profiles in Region A
            Create Service Monitoring in Region A
            Create Server Pools in Region A
            Create Virtual Servers in Region A
          Deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance in Region A
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region A
            Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications in Region A
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers in Region A
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers in Region A
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region A
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS VMs in Region A
          Install the vRealize Automation Environment in Region A
          Configure vRealize Automation for a Large Scale Deployment in Region A
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration in Region A
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator in Region A
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain in Region A
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation in Region A
          Create the Rainpole Tenant in Region A
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant in Region A
          Configure Directories Management for High Availability in Region A
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users in Region A
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages in Region A
          Configure the Default Email Servers in Region A
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration in Region A
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Validate the Configuration of vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server in Region A
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint in Region A
            Add vRealize Automation Host in vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
        vRealize Business Installation in Region A
          Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliances in Region A
          Configure SSL Certificate for vRealize Business Server in Region A
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business in Region A
          Integrate vRealize Business with vRealize Automation in Region A
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server in Region A
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
        Cloud Management Platform Post-Installation Tasks in Region A
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines in Region A
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
          Enable Load Balancer Health Monitoring in Region A
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots in Region A
        Content Library Configuration in Region A
          Configure a Content Library in the First Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Import the Virtual Machine Template OVF Files in Region A
        Tenant Content Creation in Region A
          Create Logical Switches for Business Groups in Region A
          Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Create Fabric Groups in Region A
          Create Machine Prefixes in Region A
          Create Business Groups in Region A
          Create Reservation Policies in Region A
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region A
          Create External Network Profiles in Region A
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region A
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux Blueprints in Region A
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows Blueprints in Region A
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library in Region A
          Convert Virtual Machines to VM Templates in Region A
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
            Create a Service Catalog in Region A
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint in Region A
            Create Entitlements for Business Groups in Region A
            Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in Region A
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint in Region A
      Region A Operations Implementation
        Region A vRealize Operations Manager Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Deploy the Analytics Cluster Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Configure the Master Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Master Replica Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Data Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Connect the Remote Collector Nodes to the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure DRS Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Enable High Availability and Start vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Assign a License to vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Group Remote Collector Nodes in Region A
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Add an Authentication Source for the Active Directory in Region A
          Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers in Region A
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Collection of Metrics from vRealize Automation in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
              Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Configure Integration of vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Automation for Workload Reclamation in Region A
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation in Region A
              Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider in vRealize Automation
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business in Region A
            Configure vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations in Region A
            Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud in Region A
          Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices in Region A
            Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Turn On vSAN Performance Service in Region A
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Configure E-Mail Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
        Region A vRealize Log Insight Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region A
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Master Node in Region A
            Join the Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory in Region A
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Region A
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere in Region A
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances in Region A
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region A
            Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents in Region A
            Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business in Region A
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region A.
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving in Region A
        Region A vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS in Region A
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS in Region A
          Set Up the Data to Download with UMDS in Region A
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server in Region A
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager in Region A
    Deployment for Region B
      Updated Information
      Region B Virtual Infrastructure Implementation
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts in Region B
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts for Region B
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts in Region B
          Configure the Network on All Hosts in Region B
          Configure vSphere Standard Switch on a Host in the Management Cluster in Region B
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Platform Services Controller and Virtual Center Components in Region B
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controllers for the vCenter Server Instances in Region B
          Join the Platform Services Controller Instances to Active Directory in Region B
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
          Update the Platform Services Controller SSO Configuration and Endpoints in Region B
          Deploy the Management vCenter Server Instance in Region B
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region B
          Configure the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Enable vSphere HA on the Management Cluster in Region B
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region B
          Mount NFS Storage for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Set Virtual SAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines in Region B
          Create the VM and Template Folders in Region B
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for the Platform Services Controllers in Region B
          Create VM Groups to Define Startup Order in the Management Cluster in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
            Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance in Region B
            Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX in Region B
          Join the Management NSX Manager to the Primary NSX Instance in Region B
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster for NSX in Region B
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Deploy the Platform Services Controllers Load Balancer in Region B
            Deploy the Platform Services Controller NSX Load Balancer in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Application Profiles in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Server Pools in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Virtual Servers in Region B
            Update DNS Records for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer in Region B
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Management Cluster in Region B
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in Region B
            Disable the Firewall Service in Region B
            Enable and Configure Routing in Region B
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Region B
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
            Configure Static Routes on the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Update Distributed Firewall for Region B
          Test the Management Cluster NSX Configuration in Region B
          Test the Management Clusters Routing Failover
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Components Region B
          Deploy the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region B
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Add New vCenter Server Licenses in Region B
          Add the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter to the vCenter Servers VM Group in Region B
          Exclude the Compute vCenter Server from the Distributed Firewall in Region B
          Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Enable vSphere HA on the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Mount NFS Storage for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Configure Lockdown Mode on All ESXi Hosts in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Join the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Manager to the Primary NSX Instance in Region B
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster for NSX in Region B
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Update the Host Profile for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Create Logical Switches in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Disable the Firewall Service in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Enable and Configure Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Deploy the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Configure Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Configuration in Region B
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters Routing Failover
        Deploy and Configure Site Recovery Manager
          Prerequisites for Installing Site Recovery Manager
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with Site Recovery Manager
          Install Site Recovery Manager in Region A
          Install Site Recovery Manager in Region B
          Configure the Site Recovery Manager Instances
        Deploy and Configure vSphere Replication
          Prerequisites for the vSphere Replication Deployment
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Replication
          Deploy vSphere Replication in Region A
            Deploy the vSphere Replication Application in Region A
            Configure vSphere Replication in Region A
          Deploy vSphere Replication in Region B
            Deploy the vSphere Replication Appliance in Region B
            Configure vSphere Replication in Region B
          Connect the vSphere Replication Instances
          Isolate the Network Traffic of vSphere Replication
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Deploy the Virtual Appliance of vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Enable SSH Root User Access on vSphere Data Protection Appliance in Region B
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region B
          Register vSphere Data Protection with Management vCenter Server in Region B
        Replace Certificates in Region B
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region B
          Replace the VMware Site Recovery Manager Certificates
          Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication
      Region B Cloud Management Platform Implementation
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation in Region B
        Configure Service Account Privileges in Region B
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
        vRealize Automation Installation in Region B
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
            Create Application Profiles in Region B
            Create Service Monitoring in Region B
            Create Server Pools in Region B
            Create Virtual Servers in Region B
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers in Region B
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region B
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS Virtual Machines in Region B
          Install vRealize Automation Proxy Agents in Region B
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration in Region B
          Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to vRealize Orchestrator in Region B
        vRealize Business Installation in Region B
          Deploy the vRealize Business Data Collector in Region B
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business in Region B
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server in Region B
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
        Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation Proxy Agent Virtual Machines in Region B
        Content Library Configuration in Region B
          Connect to Content Library of the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region B
        Tenant Content Creation in Region B
          Create Fabric Groups in Region B
          Create Reservation Policies in Region B
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region B
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region B
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region B
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region B
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library in Region B
          Convert Virtual Machines to VM Templates in Region B
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
            Create a Service Catalog in Region B
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint in Region B
            Configure Entitlements of Blueprints in Region B
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint in Region B
          Configure Unified Single Machine Blueprints for Cross-Region Deployment in Region B
            Add Data Center Locations to the Compute Resource Menu
            Associate Compute Resources with a Location in Region B
            Add a Property Group and a Property Definition for Data Center Location in Region B
            Create a Reservation Policy for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Specify Reservation Information for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Create a Service Catalog for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Create an Entitlement for the Unified Blueprint Catalog in Region B
            Create Unified Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
            Test the Cross-Region Deployment of the Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
      Region B Operations Implementation
        Region B vRealize Operations Manager Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Prerequisites for Deploying the Remote Collectors in Region B
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliances in Region B
            Connect the Remote Collector Nodes to the Analytics Cluster in Region B
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collectors in Region B
            Group Remote Collector Nodes in Region B
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Add an Authentication Source for the Child Active Directory in Region B
          Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers in Region B
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Configure Service Account Privileges for Integration between vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Automation in Region B
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation in Region B
          Verify Connectivity of vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business in Region B
          Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Turn On vSAN Performance Service in Region B
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Configure NTP Server on vRealize Operations Manager Cluster in Region B
        Region B vRealize Log Insight Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region B
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Instance in Region B
            Join the Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory in Region B
          Replace the Certificate to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment in Region B
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere in Region B
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances in Region B
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region B
            Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation in Region B
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and Microsoft SQL Server in Region B
            Configure the vRealize Automation Proxy Agents to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agent on vRealize Business in Region B
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region B
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving in Region B
          Configure Event Forwarding Between Region A and Region B
            Configure Event Forwarding in Region A
            Configure Event Forwarding in Region B
            Add a Log Filter in Region A
        Region B vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS in Region B
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS in Region B
          Set Up the Data to Download with UMDS in Region B
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server in Region B
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager in Region B
    Upgrade
      SDDC Upgrade Overview
        Upgrade Policy
        Upgrade Paths and Application Upgrade Sequence
        VMware Software Versions in the Upgrade
        Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design
          Naming Convention in VMware Validated Design 4.1
          Naming Changes in Region A
            Changed Host Names in Region A
            Changed Object Names in Region A
          Naming Changes in Region B
            Changed Host Names in Region B
            Changed Object Names in Region B
        System Requirements for the SDDC Upgrade
        Best Practices in SDDC Upgrades
      Upgrade the Cloud Management Platform
        Upgrade vRealize Automation Appliance and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service Components
          Direct Traffic to the Primary Nodes and Disable Health Monitoring for vRealize Automation on the Load Balancer
          Take Snapshots of the vRealize Automation Nodes
          Upgrade the vRealize Automation IaaS Management Agent on Each IaaS Node
          Upgrade the vRealize Automation Appliances and IaaS Components
        Migrate vRealize Orchestrator Cluster to Embedded Configuration in vRealize Automation
          Take Snapshots of vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation and Start Control Center on vRealize Automation Appliance
          Configure Load Balancing for vRealize Automation with Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
          Migrate the External vRealize Orchestrator Cluster in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Rejoin the Secondary vRealize Automation Appliance to the Primary Appliance
          Verify the Migration of the vRealize Orchestrator Workflows and Configuration in Region A
          Re-Enable the Secondary Nodes and Health Monitoring for vRealize Automation on the Load Balancer
          Reconfigure vRealize Automation to Use Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation Appliances
        Upgrade vRealize Business and vRealize Business Data Collectors
          Upgrade the vRealize Business Server Appliance
          Upgrade the vRealize Business Data Collectors
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Business Appliances
        Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Cloud Management Platform
          Update the Load Balancing Service Monitoring Timeout Setting in Region A and Region B
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Decomission the External vRealize Orchestrator Cluster
            Remove the vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines from the vCenter Server Inventory
            Remove the Components for External vRealize Orchestrator from the Load Balancer
            Delete the Endpoint for the External vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation
            Remove vRealize Orchestrator from Existing Protection Group
            Remove vRealize Orchestrator from Existing Backup Jobs in Region A
      Upgrade Operations Management Components
        Upgrade vRealize Operations Manager
          Take the vRealize Operations Manager Nodes Offline and Take Snapshots
          Upgrade the Operating System of the vRealize Operations Manager Appliances
          Upgrade the vRealize Operations Manager Software
          Upgrade the Management Pack for NSX for vSphere in vRealize Operations Manager
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Operations Manager Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure Adapter Credentials for Dedicated Service Accounts in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the vCenter Adapter Instances with a New Service Account in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances with a New Service Account in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the Storage Device Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business in Region A
              Configure vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager
              Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud in Region A
            Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
              Turn On vSAN Performance Service
              Add a vSAN Adapter Instances in vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
            Clean Up Obsolete Service Accounts for vRealize Operations Manager in vSphere
        Upgrade vRealize Log Insight
          Take Snapshots of the vRealize Log Insight Nodes
          Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Clusters
          Upgrade the Content Packs on vRealize Log Insight
          Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Agents on the Windows Nodes
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Log Insight Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the vRealize Log Insight
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters in Region A and Region B with Syslog Settings
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A and Region B
            Reconfigure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A and Region B
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business in Region A and Region B
            Update vRealize Log Insight Linux Agent Configuration on the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region A and Region B
            Reconfigure Event Forwarding Between Region A and Region B
              Reconfigure Event Forwarding in Region A
              Reconfigure Event Forwarding in Region B
              Update Log Filters in Region A
      Upgrade Virtual Infrastructure
        Update vSphere Data Protection
          Take Snapshots of the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Update the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Delete the Snapshots of the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of vSphere Data Protection
            Create vSphere Update Manager Download Service Backup Jobs in Region A and Region B.
        Upgrade the NSX Components for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters
          Upgrade the NSX Manager Instances
          Upgrade the NSX Controllers
          Upgrade the NSX Components on the ESXi Hosts
          Upgrade NSX Edge Instances
        Upgrade the Components for the Management Cluster
          Upgrade vSphere and Disaster Recovery Components for the Management Clusters
            Take Snapshots of the Management vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Instances in Region A and Region B
            Upgrade the Platform Services Controller Instances in Region A
            Upgrade Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Upgrade vSphere Replication Appliance in Region A
            Upgrade Site Recovery Manager in Region A
            Upgrade Platform Services Controller Instances in Region B
            Upgrade Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Upgrade vSphere Replication Appliance in Region B
            Upgrade Site Recovery Manager in Region B
            Clean Up the Snapshots of the vSphere and Disaster Recovery Components in Region A and Region B
          Complete vSphere Upgrade for the Management Cluster
            Upgrade vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Upgrade the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region A
              Remediate the ESXi Management Hosts that Use vSAN in Region A
              Remediate the ESXi Management Hosts that Use Traditional Storage in Region A
            Remediate VMware Tools in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Upgrade the On-Disk Version of vSAN on the Management Hosts in Region A
            Upgrade Update Manager Download Service, Management ESXi Hosts, VMware Tools and vSAN On-Disk Format in Region B
        Upgrade the Components for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
          Upgrade vSphere for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
            Take Snapshots of the Compute vCenter Server Instances in Region A and Region B
            Upgrade the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Upgrade the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Cleanup Snapshots of the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter Servers in Region A and Region B
          Upgrade the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
            Use vSphere Update Manager to Remediate the ESXi Shared Edge and Compute Cluster that Use Traditional Storage in Region A and Region B
        Global Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region A
            Enable CDO mode for the NSX Management Cluster in Region A
            Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
            Add a Persistent Static Route to the Hosts in Region B on vSphere Replication in Region A
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Enable CDO mode for NSX Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Update the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region B
            Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
            Add a Persistent Static Route to the Hosts in Region A on vSphere Replication in Region B
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Update the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Monitoring and Alerting
      Enabling Alerts in vRealize Log Insight
        View the Full List of Alerts for a Management Product
        Enable the Alerts for vSphere Resources
        Enable the Alerts for Storage Resources
        Enable the Alerts for vSAN
        Enable the Alerts for vSphere Networking
        Enable the Alerts for NSX for vSphere
        Enable the Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager
        Enable the Alerts for vRealize Automation
        Enable the Alerts for Microsoft SQL Server for vRealize Automation
      Creating Custom SDDC vRealize Operations Dashboards
        SDDC Capacity Overview Dashboard
        Configure a Dashboard that Provides an Overview of SDDC Operation
          Create an Application for vRealize Log Insight
          Create an Application for VMware Site Recovery Manager
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Replication
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Data Protection
          Create an Application for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Update Manager Download Service
          Collect the SDDC Objects in a Group
          Configure a Dashboard that Provides an Overview of the SDDC State
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager to Notify of SDDC Issues
        Create Notifications in vRealize Operations Manager
        List of Notifications for vRealize Operations Manager
      Monitor vSphere Data Protection Jobs by Email
      Configure vRealize Automation System Notification Events
    Backup and Restore
      Backup and Restore
        Region A Backup and Restore
          Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server in Region A
            Create Scheduled Backup Jobs for the vCenter Server Instances in Region A
            Restore the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Restore the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Restore vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Restore vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Create a Job for Application Backups of Microsoft SQL Server in Region A
            Restore Cloud Management Platform in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring the NSX Instances in Region A
            Back Up NSX Manager in Region A
            Restore NSX Manager in Region A
            Export the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region A
            Import the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region A
            Export a Service Composer Configuration in Region A
            Import a Security Policies Configuration in Region A
            Export Configurations of the Distributed Switches in Region A
            Restore the Configuration of a Distributed Switch in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Restore vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
        Region B Backup and Restore
          Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server in Region B
            Create Scheduled Backup Jobs for the vCenter Server Instances in Region B
            Restore the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Restore the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Restore vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Restore vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Restore Cloud Management Platform in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring the NSX Instances in Region B
            Back Up NSX Manager in Region B
            Restore NSX Manager in Region B
            Export the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region B
            Import the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region B
            Export a Service Composer Configuration in Region B
            Import a Security Policies Configuration in Region B
            Export Configurations of the Distributed Switches in Region B
            Restore the Configuration of a Distributed Switch in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
            Restore vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Site Protection and Recovery
      Failover and Failback Checklist for the SDDC Management Applications
      Prerequisites for SDDC Failover or Failback
      Failover of the SDDC Management Applications
        Configure Failover of Management Applications
          Configure Failover of vRealize Operations Manager
            Replicate the Analytics VMs of vRealize Operations Manager
            Create a Protection Group for vRealize Operations Manager
            Create a Recovery Plan for vRealize Operations Manager
            Customize the Recovery Plan for vRealize Operations Manager
            Duplicate the Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Configure Failover of the Cloud Management Platform
            Replicate the Primary VMs of vRealize Automation and vRealize Business
            Create a Protection Group for the Cloud Management Platform
            Create a Recovery Plan for the Cloud Management Platform
            Customize the Recovery Plan for the Cloud Management Platform
            Duplicate the Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation from Region A in Region B
            Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
        Test the Failover of Management Applications
          Test Failover of vRealize Operations Manager
          Test Failover of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Planned Migration of Management Applications
          Initiate a Planned Migration of vRealize Operations Manager
          Initiate a Planned Migration of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Disaster Recovery of Management Applications
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Recover the Control VM of the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Reconfigure the Universal Distributed Logical Router and NSX Edges for Dynamic Routing in Region B
          Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Enable Network Connectivity for the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
        Post-Failover Configuration of Management Applications
          Configure the NSX Controllers and UDLR Control VM to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Update the vRealize Log Insight Logging Address after Failover
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region A after Failover
      Failback of the SDDC Management Applications
        Test the Failback of Management Applications
          Test the Failback of vRealize Operations Manager
          Test Failback of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Failback as Planned Migration of Management Applications
          Initiate Failback as Planned Migration of vRealize Operations Manager
          Initiate Failback as Planned Migration of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Failback as Disaster Recovery of Management Applications
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Recover the Control VM of the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Reconfigure the Universal Distributed Logical Router and NSX Edges for Dynamic Routing in Region A
          Verify the Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Enable Network Connectivity for the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
        Post-Failback Configuration of Management Applications
          Configure the NSX Controllers and the UDLR Control VM to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region B after Failback
      Reprotect of the SDDC Management Applications
        Prerequisites for Performing Reprotect
        Reprotect vRealize Operations Manager
        Reprotect the Cloud Management Platform
    Operational Verification
      Validate vSphere
        Verify the Platform Services Controller Instances
        Verify the vCenter Server Instances
        Verify the ESXi Hosts
        Verify the Status of the vSphere Update Manager Download Service
      Validate the Cloud Management Platform
        Verify the Power Status and IP Address of All Cloud Management Platform VMs
        Verify the Version and Service Status of the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances
        Verify the Status of IaaS Web Server and IaaS Manager Service Nodes of vRealize Automation
        Verify the Version and Service Status of vRealize Automation Windows Nodes
        Verify the Service Status and Authentication Configuration of vRealize Orchestrator
        Verify the Status of the Distributed Execution Managers and vSphere Proxy Agents in vRealize Automation
        Verify the vRealize Automation Integration with Active Directory
        Verify the Version and Service Status of the vRealize Business VMs
        Request a Single-Machine Blueprint from the Service Catalog of vRealize Automation
        Verify the Cloud Management Platform Load Balancing
      Validate NSX for vSphere
        Verify the Version, Service Status and Configuration of the NSX Manager Appliances
        Verify the Status of NSX Controller Instances and Host Components
        Test VXLAN Connectivity of the Hosts in the Management Cluster
        Test VXLAN Connectivity of the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
      Validate vRealize Operations Manager
        Verify the Power Status of All vRealize Operations Manager VMs
        Verify the Status of vRealize Operations Manager Cluster Nodes and Remote Collectors
        Verify the vRealize Operations Manager Load Balancing
        Verify the Solution Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
        Verification List of vRealize Operations Manager Solutions
      Validate vRealize Log Insight
      Validate vSphere Data Protection
        Verify the Appliance Status and Version of vSphere Data Protection
        Verify the Configuration and Service Status of vSphere Data Protection
      Validate Site Recovery Manager
      Validate vSphere Replication
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Certificate Replacement
      Region A Certificate Replacement
        Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template in Region A
        Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components in Region A
        Generate Certificate Signing Requests and Certificates from a Third-Party CA in Region A
        Replace Certificates of the Management Products in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region A
              Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate Files in Region A
              Update the Platform Services Controller Certificates on the Management Components in Region A
            Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region A
              Replace the vCenter Server Certificate Files in Region A
              Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region A
              Connect vSphere Data Protection to vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region A
              Update the Certificate of the Compute vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
              Update the vCenter Server Certificates on vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Region A
              Set Host Certificate Mode on the Management vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority in Region A
              Replace the Default Certificates with Custom Certificates on the Management ESXi Hosts in Region A
              Configure Certificate Mode for and Replace Certificates on the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region A
            Install a CertGenVVD-Generated Certificate on vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Replace the Site Recovery Manager Certificate in Region A
            Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Cloud Management Platform Components in Region A
            Replace the vRealize Automation Certificate in Region A
            Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business in Region A
            Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Operations Manager
            Replace the SSL Certificate of vRealize Business Server in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components in Region A
            Replace vRealize Operations Manager Certificate in Region A
            Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Update the SSL Certificate for Event Forwarding to Region B
      Region B Certificate Replacement
        Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template in Region B
        Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components in Region B
        Use the Certificate Generation Tool to Generate Certificate Signing Requests in Region B
        Replace Certificates of the Management Products in Region B
          Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
              Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
              Update Platform Services Controller Certificates on the Management Components in Region B
            Replace vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
              Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
              Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region B
              Connect vSphere Data Protection to vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region B
              Update the Certificate of the Compute vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
              Update the vCenter Server Certificates on vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Region B
              Set Host Certificate Mode on the Management vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority in Region B
              Replace the Default Certificate with a Custom Certificate on the Management ESXi Hosts in Region B
              Configure Certificate Mode for and Replace Certificates on the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region B
            Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region B
            Replace the VMware Site Recovery Manager Certificates in Region B
            Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication in Region B
          Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components in Region B
            Replace the Certificate to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Update the SSL Certificate for Event Forwarding to Region A
    Migration
      Overview of Migrations Options
      Migration Options Decision Matrix
      Pre- and Post-Migration Actions
      Option A - New Greenfield Deployment
      Option B - Workload Migration
      Option C - Architecture Alignment
      Option D - External Infrastructure Endpoint
  VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation
    Architecture and Design
      Architecture Overview for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Pod Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Pod Types for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Network Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
            Network Transport for Consolidated SDDC
            Infrastructure Network Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
              Simplicity and Scalability for Consolidated SDDC
              Quality of Service Differentiation for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Network Interfaces for Consolidated SDDC
          Availability Zones and Regions for Consolidated SDDC
            Availability Zones for Consolidated SDDC
            Regions for Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Virtual Infrastructure Overview for Consolidated SDDC
          Network Virtualization Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Network Virtualization Services for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Automation Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Business for Cloud Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Operations Management Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Logging Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Data Protection and Backup Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Update Manager Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
      Detailed Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Design Fundamentals for Consolidated SDDC
            Availability Zones and Regions for Consolidated SDDC
            Pods and Racks for Consolidated SDDC
            ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Networking Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Switch Types and Network Connectivity for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Network Design Decisions for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vSAN Physical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Hardware Considerations for Consolidated SDDC
              Solid State Disk Characteristics for Consolidated SDDC
              Solid State Disk Performance for Consolidated SDDC
              Magnetic Hard Disk Drives Characteristics for Consolidated SDDC
            I/O Controllers for Consolidated SDDC
            Secondary Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          ESXi Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vCenter Server Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Deployment for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Networking for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Redundancy for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Appliance Sizing for Consolidated SDDC
            vSphere Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
              vSphere High Availability Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Consolidated Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Customization for Consolidated SDDC
            Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Virtualization Network Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Network Design Guidelines for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Switches for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtual Switch Design Background for Consolidated SDDC
              Health Check for Consolidated SDDC
              Number of Virtual Switches for Consolidated SDDC
              Consolidated Cluster Distributed Switch for Consolidated SDDC
            NIC Teaming for Consolidated SDDC
            Network I/O Control for Consolidated SDDC
            VXLAN for Consolidated SDDC
            vMotion TCP/IP Stack for Consolidated SDDC
          NSX Design for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX for vSphere Design for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX Components for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX for vSphere Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
            Network Virtualization Conceptual Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Transport Zone Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Routing Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Firewall Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Load Balancer Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control for Consolidated SDDC
            Bridging Physical Workloads for Consolidated SDDC
            Application Virtual Network for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Network Design Example for Consolidated SDDC
            Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Shared Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Shared Storage Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Shared Storage Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Storage Tiering for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtual Machine Storage Policies for Consolidated SDDC
                vSphere Storage I/O Control Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Datastore Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vSAN Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Network Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Cluster and Disk Group Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Policy Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Automation Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Physical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Deployment Considerations for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation Appliance Deployment for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service, DEM Orchestrator, DEM Worker and IaaS Proxy Agent for Consolidated SDDC
              Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
              Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Supporting Infrastructure for Consolidated SDDC
              Microsoft SQL Server Database for Consolidated SDDC
              PostgreSQL Database Server for Consolidated SDDC
              Notification Email Server for Consolidated SDDC
              Notifications for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Cloud Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Comparison of Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Deployments for Consolidated SDDC
              Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC
                Service Catalog for Consolidated SDDC
                Catalog Items for Consolidated SDDC
                Machine Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
                Blueprint Definitions for Consolidated SDDC
                Branding of the vRealize Automation Console for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Infrastructure as a Service Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Infrastructure Source Endpoints for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtualization Compute Resources for Consolidated SDDC
                Fabric Groups for Consolidated SDDC
                Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
                Reservations for Consolidated SDDC
                Reservation Policies for Consolidated SDDC
                VMware Identity Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Business for Cloud Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Orchestrator Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Orchestrator Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Authentication for Consolidated SDDC
              Network Ports for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Server Mode for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Load Balancer Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Information Security and Access Control for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Orchestrator Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Operations Manager Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical and Physical Design of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Node Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Sizing Compute Resources in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Sizing Storage in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Networking Design of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Monitoring and Alerting in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Management Packs in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Log Insight Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Alerting in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Integration of vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Content Packs in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Data Protection Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design of vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Backup Datastore in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Performance in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Volume Sizing in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Backup Policies in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Component Backup Jobs in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Update Manager Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Design of vSphere Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design of vSphere Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
        VMware Scripts and Tools for Consolidated SDDC
        Third-Party Software for Consolidated SDDC
      External Services for Consolidated SDDC
        External Services Overview for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Network Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets for Consolidated SDDC
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
        Host Names and IP Addresses for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Data Protection and Operations Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
        Time Synchronization for Consolidated SDDC
          Requirements for Time Synchronization for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
        Active Directory Users and Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Active Directory Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Active Directory Users for Consolidated SDDC
        Certificate Replacement for Consolidated SDDC
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for Consolidated SDDC
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Management Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
        Datastore Requirements
      Virtual Machine Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
      Management Workload Footprint for Consolidated SDDC
    Deployment
      Virtual Infrastructure Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Network on All Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure a vSphere Standard Switch on a Host for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy and Configure the vCenter Server Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controller for Consolidated SDDC
          Join the Platform Services Controller to Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vCenter Server Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the vSphere Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for Consolidated SDDC
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable vSphere HA for Consolidated SDDC
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Mount NFS Storage for Consolidated SDDC
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for Consolidated SDDC
          Set vSAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the VM and Template Folders for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Host Groups to Keep vCenter and the Platform Services Controller on Specific Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy and Configure Components in the NSX Instance of the Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign an NSX Domain Service Account and Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect NSX Manager to the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX for Consolidated SDDC
          Assign Licensing for NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Consolidated Cluster for NSX for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Update the Host Profile for the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Logical Switch for use as the Transit Network for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Disable the Firewall Service in ECMP Edges for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable and Configure BGP Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router for Consolidated SDDC
          Distributed Firewall Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Add vCenter Server Instances to the NSX Distributed Firewall Exclusion List for Consolidated SDDC
            Create IP Sets for Management Components in the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Security Groups for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Distributed Firewall Rules for Consolidated SDDC
          Test the Consolidated Cluster NSX Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in the Consolidated SDDC
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vSphere Data Protection Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable SSH Root User Access on the vSphere Data Protection Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure a Service Account in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          Register vSphere Data Protection with vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
      Cloud Management Platform Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          DNS Entries and IP Address Mappings for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SQL Server for Use by the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Configuration Recommendations for Microsoft SQL Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure SQL Server and MSDTC Access through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
        Configure Service Account Privileges for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Installation for Consolidated SDDC
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Application Profiles for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Service Monitoring for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Server Pools for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Virtual Servers for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS VMs for Consolidated SDDC
          Install the vRealize Automation Environment for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator for Consolidated SDDC
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the Rainpole Tenant for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant for Consolidated SDDC
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users for Consolidated SDDC
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Default Email Servers for Consolidated SDDC
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
            Validate the Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Add the vCenter Server Instance to vRealize Orchestrator vRealize for Consolidated SDDC
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint for Consolidated SDDC
            Add vRealize Automation Host in vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
        Install vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vRealize Business Virtual Appliances for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SSL Certificate for vRealize Business Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Integrate vRealize Business with vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Business with the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Post-Installation Tasks for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots for Consolidated SDDC
        Tenant Content Creation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Logical Switches for Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the Fabric Group for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Machine Prefixes for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservation Policies for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group for Consolidated SDDC
          Create External Network Profiles for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservations for the Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Linux Customization Specification for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Microsoft Windows Customization Specification for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Templates for Blueprints in Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Service Catalog for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Entitlements for Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Entitlements for Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint for Consolidated SDDC
      Operations Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Operations Manager Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for the Analytics Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Analytics Cluster Node for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect the Remote Collector Node to the Analytics Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Start vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign a License to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Group Remote Collector Nodes for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Add an Authentication Source for the Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Add vCenter Adapter Instance to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Collection of Metrics from vRealize Automation in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Integration of vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Automation for Workload Reclamation for Consolidated SDDC
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation for Consolidated SDDC
              Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business for Cloud for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Storage Devices Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Turn On the vSAN Performance Service for Consolidated SDDC
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure E-Mail Alerts in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Log Insight Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for the Maser Node of the vRealize Log Insight Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Instance for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Host Profile for the Consolidated Cluster with Syslog Settings
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure NSX Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving for Consolidated SDDC
        vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS for Consolidated SDDC
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS for Consolidated SDDC
          Set Up the Download on UMDS for Consolidated SDDC
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
    Certificate Replacement
      Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for Consolidated SDDC
      Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
      Generate Certificate Signing Requests and Certificates from a Third-Party CA for Consolidated SDDC
      Replace the Certificates of the Management Products for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate Files for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Platform Services Controller Certificate on the Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the vCenter Server Certificate Files for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect NSX Manager to the Consolidated vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement
            Connect vSphere Data Protection to the Consolidated vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement
            Update the Certificate of vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Certificate of vCenter Server on vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Consolidated SDDC
            Set the Host Certificate Mode on the Consolidated vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority
            Replace the Default Certificates with Custom Certificates on the ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace Certificate on vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Cloud Management Platform Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vRealize Automation Certificate in Consolidated SDDC
          Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the SSL Certificate of vRealize Business Server for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace vRealize Operations Manager Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
  VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center
    Introducing VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center
      Features of VMware Validated Designs
      Types of VMware Validated Designs
      SDDC Implementations According to VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center
      Design Objectives of VMware Validated Designs for Software-Defined Data Center
      Documentation Structure and Audience
      Overview of Standard SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in Standard SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in Standard SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in Standard SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in Standard SDDC
      Overview of Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in Consolidated SDDC
      Overview of ROBO SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Cloud Management Layer in ROBO SDDC
        Operations Management Layer in ROBO SDDC
    Architecture and Design
      Updated Information
      Architecture Overview
        Physical Infrastructure Architecture
          Pod Architecture
          Pod Types
          Physical Network Architecture
            Network Transport
            Infrastructure Network Architecture
              Simplicity and Scalability
              Quality of Service Differentiation
            Physical Network Interfaces (NICs)
          Availability Zones and Regions
            Availability Zones
            Regions
        Virtual Infrastructure Architecture
          Virtual Infrastructure Overview
          Network Virtualization Components
          Network Virtualization Services
        Cloud Management Platform Architecture
          vRealize Automation Architecture of the Cloud Management Platform
          vRealize Business for Cloud Architecture
        Operations Architecture
          Operations Management Architecture
          Logging Architecture
          Data Protection and Backup Architecture
          Disaster Recovery Architecture
          vSphere Update Manager Architecture
      Detailed Design
        Physical Infrastructure Design
          Physical Design Fundamentals
            Availability Zones and Regions
            Pods and Racks
            ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications
          Physical Networking Design
            Switch Types and Network Connectivity
            Physical Network Design Decisions
          Physical Storage Design
            vSAN Physical Design
            Hardware Considerations
              Solid State Disk (SSD) Characteristics
              SSD Performance
              Magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD) Characteristics
            I/O Controllers
            NFS Physical Storage Design
              Requirements
              Volumes
        Virtual Infrastructure Design
          ESXi Design
          vCenter Server Design
            vCenter Server Deployment
            vCenter Server Networking
            vCenter Server Redundancy
            vCenter Server Appliance Sizing
            vSphere Cluster Design
              vSphere High Availability Design
              vSphere Cluster Workload Design
              Management Cluster Design
              Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Design
              Compute Cluster Design
            vCenter Server Customization
            Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates
          Virtualization Network Design
            Virtual Network Design Guidelines
            Virtual Switches
              Virtual Switch Design Background
              Health Check
              Number of Virtual Switches
              Management Cluster Distributed Switches
              Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
              Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
            NIC Teaming
            Network I/O Control
            VXLAN
            vMotion TCP/IP Stack
          NSX Design
            NSX for vSphere Design
            NSX Components
            NSX for vSphere Requirements
            Network Virtualization Conceptual Design
            Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere
            vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration
            Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design
            Transport Zone Design
            Routing Design
            Firewall Logical Design
            Load Balancer Design
            Information Security and Access Control
            Bridging Physical Workloads
            Region Connectivity
            Application Virtual Network
            Virtual Network Design Example
            Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates
          Shared Storage Design
            Shared Storage Platform
            Shared Storage Logical Design
              Storage Tiering
              VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage
              Virtual Machine Storage Policies
                vSphere Storage I/O Control Design
            Datastore Cluster Design
            vSAN Storage Design
              VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design
              VMware vSAN Network Design
              Cluster and Disk Group Design
              VMware vSAN Policy Design
            NFS Storage Design
        Cloud Management Platform Design
          vRealize Automation Design
            vRealize Automation Logical Design
            vRealize Automation Physical Design
              Deployment Considerations
              vRealize Automation Appliance
              vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server
              vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator Server
              vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Worker Virtual Machine
              vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agent
              Load Balancer
              Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Automation
            vRealize Automation Supporting Infrastructure
              Microsoft SQL Server Database
              PostgreSQL Database Server
              Notification Email Server
              Notifications
            vRealize Automation Cloud Tenant Design
              Comparison of Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Deployments
              Tenant Design
                Service Catalog
                Catalog Items
                Machine Blueprints
                Blueprint Definitions
                Branding of the vRealize Automation Console
            vRealize Automation Infrastructure as a Service Design
              Infrastructure Source Endpoints
              Virtualization Compute Resources
                Fabric Groups
                Business Groups
                Reservations
                Reservation Policies
                Template Synchronization
                VMware Identity Management
          vRealize Business for Cloud Design
          vRealize Orchestrator Design
            vRealize Orchestrator Logical Design
              vRealize Orchestrator Authentication
              Network Ports
              vRealize Orchestrator Server Mode
              vRealize Orchestrator Load Balancer Configuration
              vRealize Orchestrator Information Security and Access Control
            vRealize Orchestrator Configuration
            vRealize Orchestrator Scalability
        Operations Infrastructure Design
          vRealize Operations Manager Design
            Logical and Physical Design of vRealize Operations Manager
            Node Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager
              Sizing Compute Resources in vRealize Operations Manager
              Sizing Storage in vRealize Operations Manager
            Networking Design of vRealize Operations Manager
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Operations Manager
            Monitoring and Alerting in vRealize Operations Manager
            Management Packs in vRealize Operations Manager
            Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager
          vRealize Log Insight Design
            Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight
            Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight
            Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight
            Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight
            Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight
            Alerting in vRealize Log Insight
            Integration of vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight
            Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight
            Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight
            Content Packs in vRealize Log Insight
            Event Forwarding Between Regions with vRealize Log Insight
            Disaster Recovery of vRealize Log Insight
          vSphere Data Protection Design
            Logical Design of vSphere Data Protection
            Backup Datastore in vSphere Data Protection
            Performance in vSphere Data Protection
            Volume Sizing in vSphere Data Protection
            Backup Policies in vSphere Data Protection
            Information Security and Access Control in vSphere Data Protection
            Component Backup Jobs in vSphere Data Protection
          Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication Design
            Logical Design for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Deployment Design for Site Recovery Manager
            Networking Design for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Information Security and Access Control for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
            Deployment Design for vSphere Replication
            Messages and Commands for Site Recovery Manager
            Recovery Plan for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication
          vSphere Update Manager Design
            Physical Design of vSphere Update Manager
            Logical Design of vSphere Update Manager
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements
        VMware Scripts and Tools
        Third-Party Software
      External Services
        External Services Overview
        Physical Network Requirements
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks
        Host Names and IP Addresses
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Data Protection and Operations Management Components in Region A
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the External Services in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for Data Protection and Operations Management Components in Region B
        Time Synchronization
          Requirements for Time Synchronization
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts
        Active Directory Users and Groups
          Active Directory Groups
          Active Directory Users
        Certificate Replacement
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
        Datastore Requirements
      Virtual Machine Specifications
      Management Workload Footprint
        Management Workload Footprint for Region A
        Management Workload Footprint for Region B
    Deployment for Region A
      Updated Information
      Region A Virtual Infrastructure Implementation
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts in Region A
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts in Region A
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts in Region A
          Configure the Network on All Hosts in Region A
          Configure vSphere Standard Switch on a Host in the Management Cluster in Region A
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server Components in Region A
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controllers for the vCenter Server Instances in Region A
          Join the Platform Services Controller Instances to Active Directory in Region A
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region A
          Update the Platform Services Controller SSO Configuration and Endpoints in Region A
          Deploy the Management vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region A
          Configure the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Enable vSphere HA on the Management Cluster in Region A
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region A
          Mount NFS Storage for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Set Virtual SAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines in Region A
          Create the VM and Template Folders in Region A
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for the Platform Services Controller in Region A
          Create VM Groups to Define Startup Order in the Management Cluster in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
            Assign an NSX Domain Service Account and Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance in Region A
            Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Assign Licensing for NSX Instance for Region A
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster for NSX in Region A
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Deploy the Platform Services Controllers Load Balancer in Region A
            Deploy the Platform Services Controller NSX Load Balancer in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Application Profiles in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Server Pools in Region A
            Create Platform Services Controller Virtual Servers in Region A
            Update DNS Records for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer in Region A
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Create a Universal Logical Switch for Use as the Transit Network in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in Region A
            Disable the Firewall Service in Region A
            Enable and Configure Routing in Region A
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Region A
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Distributed Firewall Configuration for Management Applications
            Add vCenter Server Instances to the NSX Distributed Firewall Exclusion List
            Create IP Sets for All Components of the Management Clusters in the SDDC
            Create Security Groups
            Create Distributed Firewall Rules
          Test the Management Cluster NSX Configuration in Region A
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Components in Region A
          Deploy the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Add New vCenter Server Licenses in Region A
          Add the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter to the vCenter Servers VM Group in Region A
          Exclude the Compute vCenter Server from the Distributed Firewall in Region A
          Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Enable vSphere HA on the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts on the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Mount NFS Storage for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Configure Lockdown Mode on All ESXi Hosts in Region A
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster for NSX in Region A
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters in Region A
          Update the Host Profile for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Create a Universal Logical Switch for Use as the Transit Network in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Disable the Firewall Service in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Enable and Configure Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Configuration in Region A
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in Region A
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection in Region A
          Deploy the vSphere Data Protection Virtual Appliance in Region A
          Enable SSH Root User Access on the vSphere Data Protection Appliance in Region A
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region A
          Configure Service Account Access in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Region A
          Register vSphere Data Protection with Management vCenter Server in Region A
        Replace Certificates in Region A
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region A
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region A
      Region A Cloud Management Platform Implementation
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation in Region A
          DNS Entries and IP Address Mappings in Region A
          SQL Server Configuration for the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Microsoft SQL Server Recommendations in Region A
            Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator in Region A
            Allow MS SQL Server and MSDTC access through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation in Region A
        Configure Service Account Privileges in Region A
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region A
        vRealize Automation Installation in Region A
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
            Create Application Profiles in Region A
            Create Service Monitoring in Region A
            Create Server Pools in Region A
            Create Virtual Servers in Region A
          Deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance in Region A
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region A
            Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications in Region A
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers in Region A
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers in Region A
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region A
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS VMs in Region A
          Install the vRealize Automation Environment in Region A
          Configure vRealize Automation for a Large Scale Deployment in Region A
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration in Region A
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator in Region A
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain in Region A
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation in Region A
          Create the Rainpole Tenant in Region A
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant in Region A
          Configure Directories Management for High Availability in Region A
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users in Region A
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages in Region A
          Configure the Default Email Servers in Region A
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration in Region A
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Validate the Configuration of vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
            Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to Embedded vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server in Region A
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint in Region A
            Add vRealize Automation Host in vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
        vRealize Business Installation in Region A
          Deploy the vRealize Business for Cloud Virtual Appliances in Region A
          Configure SSL Certificate for vRealize Business Server in Region A
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business in Region A
          Integrate vRealize Business with vRealize Automation in Region A
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server in Region A
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
        Cloud Management Platform Post-Installation Tasks in Region A
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines in Region A
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
          Enable Load Balancer Health Monitoring in Region A
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots in Region A
        Content Library Configuration in Region A
          Configure a Content Library in the First Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region A
          Import the Virtual Machine Template OVF Files in Region A
        Tenant Content Creation in Region A
          Create Logical Switches for Business Groups in Region A
          Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Create Fabric Groups in Region A
          Create Machine Prefixes in Region A
          Create Business Groups in Region A
          Create Reservation Policies in Region A
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region A
          Create External Network Profiles in Region A
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region A
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux Blueprints in Region A
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows Blueprints in Region A
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library in Region A
          Convert Virtual Machines to VM Templates in Region A
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
            Create a Service Catalog in Region A
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint in Region A
            Create Entitlements for Business Groups in Region A
            Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in Region A
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint in Region A
      Region A Operations Implementation
        Region A vRealize Operations Manager Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Deploy the Analytics Cluster Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Configure the Master Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Master Replica Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure the Data Node in the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Connect the Remote Collector Nodes to the Analytics Cluster in Region A
            Configure DRS Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Enable High Availability and Start vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Assign a License to vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Group Remote Collector Nodes in Region A
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Add an Authentication Source for the Active Directory in Region A
          Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers in Region A
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Configure Collection of Metrics from vRealize Automation in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
              Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Configure Integration of vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Automation for Workload Reclamation in Region A
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation in Region A
              Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider in vRealize Automation
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business in Region A
            Configure vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations in Region A
            Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud in Region A
          Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices in Region A
            Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Turn On vSAN Performance Service in Region A
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Configure E-Mail Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
        Region A vRealize Log Insight Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region A
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Master Node in Region A
            Join the Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory in Region A
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment in Region A
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Region A
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere in Region A
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region A
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances in Region A
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region A
            Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation in Region A
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents in Region A
            Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business in Region A
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region A.
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving in Region A
        Region A vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS in Region A
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS in Region A
          Set Up the Data to Download with UMDS in Region A
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server in Region A
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager in Region A
    Deployment for Region B
      Updated Information
      Region B Virtual Infrastructure Implementation
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts in Region B
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts for Region B
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts in Region B
          Configure the Network on All Hosts in Region B
          Configure vSphere Standard Switch on a Host in the Management Cluster in Region B
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Platform Services Controller and Virtual Center Components in Region B
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controllers for the vCenter Server Instances in Region B
          Join the Platform Services Controller Instances to Active Directory in Region B
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
          Update the Platform Services Controller SSO Configuration and Endpoints in Region B
          Deploy the Management vCenter Server Instance in Region B
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region B
          Configure the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Enable vSphere HA on the Management Cluster in Region B
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region B
          Mount NFS Storage for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Set Virtual SAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines in Region B
          Create the VM and Template Folders in Region B
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for the Platform Services Controllers in Region B
          Create VM Groups to Define Startup Order in the Management Cluster in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Management Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
            Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance in Region B
            Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX in Region B
          Join the Management NSX Manager to the Primary NSX Instance in Region B
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster for NSX in Region B
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Deploy the Platform Services Controllers Load Balancer in Region B
            Deploy the Platform Services Controller NSX Load Balancer in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Application Profiles in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Server Pools in Region B
            Create Platform Services Controller Virtual Servers in Region B
            Update DNS Records for the Platform Services Controller Load Balancer in Region B
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Management Cluster in Region B
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in Region B
            Disable the Firewall Service in Region B
            Enable and Configure Routing in Region B
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Region B
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
            Configure Static Routes on the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Update Distributed Firewall for Region B
          Test the Management Cluster NSX Configuration in Region B
          Test the Management Clusters Routing Failover
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Components Region B
          Deploy the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region B
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Add New vCenter Server Licenses in Region B
          Add the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter to the vCenter Servers VM Group in Region B
          Exclude the Compute vCenter Server from the Distributed Firewall in Region B
          Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Enable vSphere HA on the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Mount NFS Storage for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Configure Lockdown Mode on All ESXi Hosts in Region B
        Deploy and Configure the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Deploy the NSX Manager for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
          Join the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Manager to the Primary NSX Instance in Region B
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster for NSX in Region B
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Update the Host Profile for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Create Logical Switches in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Disable the Firewall Service in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Enable and Configure Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Deploy the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Configure Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing in Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Distributed Logical Router in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster NSX Configuration in Region B
          Test the Shared Edge and Compute Clusters Routing Failover
        Deploy and Configure Site Recovery Manager
          Prerequisites for Installing Site Recovery Manager
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with Site Recovery Manager
          Install Site Recovery Manager in Region A
          Install Site Recovery Manager in Region B
          Configure the Site Recovery Manager Instances
        Deploy and Configure vSphere Replication
          Prerequisites for the vSphere Replication Deployment
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Replication
          Deploy vSphere Replication in Region A
            Deploy the vSphere Replication Application in Region A
            Configure vSphere Replication in Region A
          Deploy vSphere Replication in Region B
            Deploy the vSphere Replication Appliance in Region B
            Configure vSphere Replication in Region B
          Connect the vSphere Replication Instances
          Isolate the Network Traffic of vSphere Replication
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Deploy the Virtual Appliance of vSphere Data Protection in Region B
          Enable SSH Root User Access on vSphere Data Protection Appliance in Region B
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region B
          Register vSphere Data Protection with Management vCenter Server in Region B
        Replace Certificates in Region B
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region B
          Replace the VMware Site Recovery Manager Certificates
          Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication
      Region B Cloud Management Platform Implementation
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation in Region B
        Configure Service Account Privileges in Region B
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the Compute Cluster NSX Instance in Region B
        vRealize Automation Installation in Region B
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
            Create Application Profiles in Region B
            Create Service Monitoring in Region B
            Create Server Pools in Region B
            Create Virtual Servers in Region B
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers in Region B
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation in Region B
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS Virtual Machines in Region B
          Install vRealize Automation Proxy Agents in Region B
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration in Region B
          Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to vRealize Orchestrator in Region B
        vRealize Business Installation in Region B
          Deploy the vRealize Business Data Collector in Region B
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business in Region B
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server in Region B
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
        Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation Proxy Agent Virtual Machines in Region B
        Content Library Configuration in Region B
          Connect to Content Library of the Compute vCenter Server Instance in Region B
        Tenant Content Creation in Region B
          Create Fabric Groups in Region B
          Create Reservation Policies in Region B
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region B
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region B
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region B
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for Linux in Region B
            Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region B
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library in Region B
          Convert Virtual Machines to VM Templates in Region B
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
            Create a Service Catalog in Region B
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint in Region B
            Configure Entitlements of Blueprints in Region B
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint in Region B
          Configure Unified Single Machine Blueprints for Cross-Region Deployment in Region B
            Add Data Center Locations to the Compute Resource Menu
            Associate Compute Resources with a Location in Region B
            Add a Property Group and a Property Definition for Data Center Location in Region B
            Create a Reservation Policy for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Specify Reservation Information for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Create a Service Catalog for the Unified Blueprint in Region B
            Create an Entitlement for the Unified Blueprint Catalog in Region B
            Create Unified Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
            Test the Cross-Region Deployment of the Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
      Region B Operations Implementation
        Region B vRealize Operations Manager Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Prerequisites for Deploying the Remote Collectors in Region B
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliances in Region B
            Connect the Remote Collector Nodes to the Analytics Cluster in Region B
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Operations Manager Remote Collectors in Region B
            Group Remote Collector Nodes in Region B
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Add an Authentication Source for the Child Active Directory in Region B
          Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers in Region B
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Configure Service Account Privileges for Integration between vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Automation in Region B
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation in Region B
          Verify Connectivity of vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business in Region B
          Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Turn On vSAN Performance Service in Region B
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Configure NTP Server on vRealize Operations Manager Cluster in Region B
        Region B vRealize Log Insight Implementation
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster in Region B
            Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Instance in Region B
            Join the Worker Nodes to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory in Region B
          Replace the Certificate to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment in Region B
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere in Region B
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances in Region B
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere in Region B
            Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation in Region B
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and Microsoft SQL Server in Region B
            Configure the vRealize Automation Proxy Agents to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agent on vRealize Business in Region B
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region B
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving in Region B
          Configure Event Forwarding Between Region A and Region B
            Configure Event Forwarding in Region A
            Configure Event Forwarding in Region B
            Add a Log Filter in Region A
        Region B vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS in Region B
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS in Region B
          Set Up the Data to Download with UMDS in Region B
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server in Region B
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager in Region B
    Upgrade
      SDDC Upgrade Overview
        Upgrade Policy
        Upgrade Paths and Application Upgrade Sequence
        VMware Software Versions in the Upgrade
        Mapping Component Names Between Versions 4.0 and 4.1 of VMware Validated Design
          Naming Convention in VMware Validated Design 4.1
          Naming Changes in Region A
            Changed Host Names in Region A
            Changed Object Names in Region A
          Naming Changes in Region B
            Changed Host Names in Region B
            Changed Object Names in Region B
        System Requirements for the SDDC Upgrade
        Best Practices in SDDC Upgrades
      Upgrade the Cloud Management Platform
        Upgrade vRealize Automation Appliance and the Infrastructure-as-a-Service Components
          Direct Traffic to the Primary Nodes and Disable Health Monitoring for vRealize Automation on the Load Balancer
          Take Snapshots of the vRealize Automation Nodes
          Upgrade the vRealize Automation IaaS Management Agent on Each IaaS Node
          Upgrade the vRealize Automation Appliances and IaaS Components
        Migrate vRealize Orchestrator Cluster to Embedded Configuration in vRealize Automation
          Take Snapshots of vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation and Start Control Center on vRealize Automation Appliance
          Configure Load Balancing for vRealize Automation with Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
          Migrate the External vRealize Orchestrator Cluster in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Rejoin the Secondary vRealize Automation Appliance to the Primary Appliance
          Verify the Migration of the vRealize Orchestrator Workflows and Configuration in Region A
          Re-Enable the Secondary Nodes and Health Monitoring for vRealize Automation on the Load Balancer
          Reconfigure vRealize Automation to Use Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Automation Appliances
        Upgrade vRealize Business and vRealize Business Data Collectors
          Upgrade the vRealize Business Server Appliance
          Upgrade the vRealize Business Data Collectors
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Business Appliances
        Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Cloud Management Platform
          Update the Load Balancing Service Monitoring Timeout Setting in Region A and Region B
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
          Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Decomission the External vRealize Orchestrator Cluster
            Remove the vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines from the vCenter Server Inventory
            Remove the Components for External vRealize Orchestrator from the Load Balancer
            Delete the Endpoint for the External vRealize Orchestrator in vRealize Automation
            Remove vRealize Orchestrator from Existing Protection Group
            Remove vRealize Orchestrator from Existing Backup Jobs in Region A
      Upgrade Operations Management Components
        Upgrade vRealize Operations Manager
          Take the vRealize Operations Manager Nodes Offline and Take Snapshots
          Upgrade the Operating System of the vRealize Operations Manager Appliances
          Upgrade the vRealize Operations Manager Software
          Upgrade the Management Pack for NSX for vSphere in vRealize Operations Manager
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Operations Manager Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure Adapter Credentials for Dedicated Service Accounts in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the vCenter Adapter Instances with a New Service Account in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances with a New Service Account in vRealize Operations Manager
              Reconfigure the Storage Device Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business in Region A
              Configure vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager
              Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud in Region A
            Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
              Turn On vSAN Performance Service
              Add a vSAN Adapter Instances in vRealize Operations Manager
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
            Clean Up Obsolete Service Accounts for vRealize Operations Manager in vSphere
        Upgrade vRealize Log Insight
          Take Snapshots of the vRealize Log Insight Nodes
          Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Clusters
          Upgrade the Content Packs on vRealize Log Insight
          Upgrade the vRealize Log Insight Agents on the Windows Nodes
          Delete the Snapshots of the vRealize Log Insight Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the vRealize Log Insight
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Region B
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight
            Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters in Region A and Region B with Syslog Settings
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A and Region B
            Reconfigure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A and Region B
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business in Region A and Region B
            Update vRealize Log Insight Linux Agent Configuration on the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances in Region A
            Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Region A and Region B
            Reconfigure Event Forwarding Between Region A and Region B
              Reconfigure Event Forwarding in Region A
              Reconfigure Event Forwarding in Region B
              Update Log Filters in Region A
      Upgrade Virtual Infrastructure
        Update vSphere Data Protection
          Take Snapshots of the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Update the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Delete the Snapshots of the vSphere Data Protection Appliances
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of vSphere Data Protection
            Create vSphere Update Manager Download Service Backup Jobs in Region A and Region B.
        Upgrade the NSX Components for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters
          Upgrade the NSX Manager Instances
          Upgrade the NSX Controllers
          Upgrade the NSX Components on the ESXi Hosts
          Upgrade NSX Edge Instances
        Upgrade the Components for the Management Cluster
          Upgrade vSphere and Disaster Recovery Components for the Management Clusters
            Take Snapshots of the Management vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Instances in Region A and Region B
            Upgrade the Platform Services Controller Instances in Region A
            Upgrade Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Upgrade vSphere Replication Appliance in Region A
            Upgrade Site Recovery Manager in Region A
            Upgrade Platform Services Controller Instances in Region B
            Upgrade Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Upgrade vSphere Replication Appliance in Region B
            Upgrade Site Recovery Manager in Region B
            Clean Up the Snapshots of the vSphere and Disaster Recovery Components in Region A and Region B
          Complete vSphere Upgrade for the Management Cluster
            Upgrade vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Upgrade the ESXi Hosts in the Management Cluster in Region A
              Remediate the ESXi Management Hosts that Use vSAN in Region A
              Remediate the ESXi Management Hosts that Use Traditional Storage in Region A
            Remediate VMware Tools in the Management Cluster in Region A
            Upgrade the On-Disk Version of vSAN on the Management Hosts in Region A
            Upgrade Update Manager Download Service, Management ESXi Hosts, VMware Tools and vSAN On-Disk Format in Region B
        Upgrade the Components for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
          Upgrade vSphere for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
            Take Snapshots of the Compute vCenter Server Instances in Region A and Region B
            Upgrade the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Upgrade the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Cleanup Snapshots of the Shared Edge and Compute vCenter Servers in Region A and Region B
          Upgrade the ESXi Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
            Use vSphere Update Manager to Remediate the ESXi Shared Edge and Compute Cluster that Use Traditional Storage in Region A and Region B
        Global Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region A
            Enable CDO mode for the NSX Management Cluster in Region A
            Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region A
            Add a Persistent Static Route to the Hosts in Region B on vSphere Replication in Region A
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Enable CDO mode for NSX Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Update the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
          Post-Upgrade Configuration of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Management Cluster in Region B
            Update the Host Profile for the Management Cluster in Region B
            Add a Persistent Static Route to the Hosts in Region A on vSphere Replication in Region B
            Set SDDC Deployment Details on the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
            Configure Uplinks in vSphere Distributed Switch for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Update the Host Profile for the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Monitoring and Alerting
      Enabling Alerts in vRealize Log Insight
        View the Full List of Alerts for a Management Product
        Enable the Alerts for vSphere Resources
        Enable the Alerts for Storage Resources
        Enable the Alerts for vSAN
        Enable the Alerts for vSphere Networking
        Enable the Alerts for NSX for vSphere
        Enable the Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager
        Enable the Alerts for vRealize Automation
        Enable the Alerts for Microsoft SQL Server for vRealize Automation
      Creating Custom SDDC vRealize Operations Dashboards
        SDDC Capacity Overview Dashboard
        Configure a Dashboard that Provides an Overview of SDDC Operation
          Create an Application for vRealize Log Insight
          Create an Application for VMware Site Recovery Manager
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Replication
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Data Protection
          Create an Application for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 
          Create an Application for VMware vSphere Update Manager Download Service
          Collect the SDDC Objects in a Group
          Configure a Dashboard that Provides an Overview of the SDDC State
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager to Notify of SDDC Issues
        Create Notifications in vRealize Operations Manager
        List of Notifications for vRealize Operations Manager
      Monitor vSphere Data Protection Jobs by Email
      Configure vRealize Automation System Notification Events
    Backup and Restore
      Backup and Restore
        Region A Backup and Restore
          Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server in Region A
            Create Scheduled Backup Jobs for the vCenter Server Instances in Region A
            Restore the Management vCenter Server in Region A
            Restore the Compute vCenter Server in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Restore vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Restore vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for Cloud Management Platform in Region A
            Create a Job for Application Backups of Microsoft SQL Server in Region A
            Restore Cloud Management Platform in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring the NSX Instances in Region A
            Back Up NSX Manager in Region A
            Restore NSX Manager in Region A
            Export the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region A
            Import the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region A
            Export a Service Composer Configuration in Region A
            Import a Security Policies Configuration in Region A
            Export Configurations of the Distributed Switches in Region A
            Restore the Configuration of a Distributed Switch in Region A
          Backing Up and Restoring vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
            Restore vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region A
        Region B Backup and Restore
          Backing Up and Restoring vCenter Server in Region B
            Create Scheduled Backup Jobs for the vCenter Server Instances in Region B
            Restore the Management vCenter Server in Region B
            Restore the Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Restore vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Restore vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for Cloud Management Platform in Region B
            Restore Cloud Management Platform in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring the NSX Instances in Region B
            Back Up NSX Manager in Region B
            Restore NSX Manager in Region B
            Export the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region B
            Import the NSX Firewall Configuration in Region B
            Export a Service Composer Configuration in Region B
            Import a Security Policies Configuration in Region B
            Export Configurations of the Distributed Switches in Region B
            Restore the Configuration of a Distributed Switch in Region B
          Backing Up and Restoring vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
            Create a Scheduled Backup Job for vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
            Restore vSphere Update Manager Download Service in Region B
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Site Protection and Recovery
      Failover and Failback Checklist for the SDDC Management Applications
      Prerequisites for SDDC Failover or Failback
      Failover of the SDDC Management Applications
        Configure Failover of Management Applications
          Configure Failover of vRealize Operations Manager
            Replicate the Analytics VMs of vRealize Operations Manager
            Create a Protection Group for vRealize Operations Manager
            Create a Recovery Plan for vRealize Operations Manager
            Customize the Recovery Plan for vRealize Operations Manager
            Duplicate the Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Configure Failover of the Cloud Management Platform
            Replicate the Primary VMs of vRealize Automation and vRealize Business
            Create a Protection Group for the Cloud Management Platform
            Create a Recovery Plan for the Cloud Management Platform
            Customize the Recovery Plan for the Cloud Management Platform
            Duplicate the Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation from Region A in Region B
            Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
        Test the Failover of Management Applications
          Test Failover of vRealize Operations Manager
          Test Failover of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Planned Migration of Management Applications
          Initiate a Planned Migration of vRealize Operations Manager
          Initiate a Planned Migration of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Disaster Recovery of Management Applications
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region B
          Recover the Control VM of the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Reconfigure the Universal Distributed Logical Router and NSX Edges for Dynamic Routing in Region B
          Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region B
          Enable Network Connectivity for the NSX Load Balancer in Region B
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
        Post-Failover Configuration of Management Applications
          Configure the NSX Controllers and UDLR Control VM to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
          Update the vRealize Log Insight Logging Address after Failover
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region A after Failover
      Failback of the SDDC Management Applications
        Test the Failback of Management Applications
          Test the Failback of vRealize Operations Manager
          Test Failback of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Failback as Planned Migration of Management Applications
          Initiate Failback as Planned Migration of vRealize Operations Manager
          Initiate Failback as Planned Migration of the Cloud Management Platform
        Perform Failback as Disaster Recovery of Management Applications
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region A
          Recover the Control VM of the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Reconfigure the Universal Distributed Logical Router and NSX Edges for Dynamic Routing in Region A
          Verify the Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router in Region A
          Enable Network Connectivity for the NSX Load Balancer in Region A
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
          Initiate Disaster Recovery of the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
        Post-Failback Configuration of Management Applications
          Configure the NSX Controllers and the UDLR Control VM to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
          Reconfigure the NSX Instance for the Management Cluster in Region B after Failback
      Reprotect of the SDDC Management Applications
        Prerequisites for Performing Reprotect
        Reprotect vRealize Operations Manager
        Reprotect the Cloud Management Platform
    Operational Verification
      Validate vSphere
        Verify the Platform Services Controller Instances
        Verify the vCenter Server Instances
        Verify the ESXi Hosts
        Verify the Status of the vSphere Update Manager Download Service
      Validate the Cloud Management Platform
        Verify the Power Status and IP Address of All Cloud Management Platform VMs
        Verify the Version and Service Status of the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances
        Verify the Status of IaaS Web Server and IaaS Manager Service Nodes of vRealize Automation
        Verify the Version and Service Status of vRealize Automation Windows Nodes
        Verify the Service Status and Authentication Configuration of vRealize Orchestrator
        Verify the Status of the Distributed Execution Managers and vSphere Proxy Agents in vRealize Automation
        Verify the vRealize Automation Integration with Active Directory
        Verify the Version and Service Status of the vRealize Business VMs
        Request a Single-Machine Blueprint from the Service Catalog of vRealize Automation
        Verify the Cloud Management Platform Load Balancing
      Validate NSX for vSphere
        Verify the Version, Service Status and Configuration of the NSX Manager Appliances
        Verify the Status of NSX Controller Instances and Host Components
        Test VXLAN Connectivity of the Hosts in the Management Cluster
        Test VXLAN Connectivity of the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster
      Validate vRealize Operations Manager
        Verify the Power Status of All vRealize Operations Manager VMs
        Verify the Status of vRealize Operations Manager Cluster Nodes and Remote Collectors
        Verify the vRealize Operations Manager Load Balancing
        Verify the Solution Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
        Verification List of vRealize Operations Manager Solutions
      Validate vRealize Log Insight
      Validate vSphere Data Protection
        Verify the Appliance Status and Version of vSphere Data Protection
        Verify the Configuration and Service Status of vSphere Data Protection
      Validate Site Recovery Manager
      Validate vSphere Replication
      SDDC Startup and Shutdown
        Shutdown Order of the Management Virtual Machines
        Startup Order of the Management Virtual Machines
    Certificate Replacement
      Region A Certificate Replacement
        Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template in Region A
        Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components in Region A
        Generate Certificate Signing Requests and Certificates from a Third-Party CA in Region A
        Replace Certificates of the Management Products in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region A
              Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate Files in Region A
              Update the Platform Services Controller Certificates on the Management Components in Region A
            Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region A
              Replace the vCenter Server Certificate Files in Region A
              Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region A
              Connect vSphere Data Protection to vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region A
              Update the Certificate of the Compute vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform in Region A
              Update the vCenter Server Certificates on vRealize Operations Manager in Region A
            Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Region A
              Set Host Certificate Mode on the Management vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority in Region A
              Replace the Default Certificates with Custom Certificates on the Management ESXi Hosts in Region A
              Configure Certificate Mode for and Replace Certificates on the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region A
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region A
            Install a CertGenVVD-Generated Certificate on vSphere Data Protection in Region A
            Replace the Site Recovery Manager Certificate in Region A
            Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Cloud Management Platform Components in Region A
            Replace the vRealize Automation Certificate in Region A
            Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business in Region A
            Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Operations Manager
            Replace the SSL Certificate of vRealize Business Server in Region A
          Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components in Region A
            Replace vRealize Operations Manager Certificate in Region A
            Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight in Region A
            Update the SSL Certificate for Event Forwarding to Region B
      Region B Certificate Replacement
        Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template in Region B
        Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components in Region B
        Use the Certificate Generation Tool to Generate Certificate Signing Requests in Region B
        Replace Certificates of the Management Products in Region B
          Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
              Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates in Region B
              Update Platform Services Controller Certificates on the Management Components in Region B
            Replace vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
              Replace the vCenter Server Certificates in Region B
              Connect NSX Manager to the Management vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region B
              Connect vSphere Data Protection to vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement in Region B
              Update the Certificate of the Compute vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform in Region B
              Update the vCenter Server Certificates on vRealize Operations Manager in Region B
            Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Region B
              Set Host Certificate Mode on the Management vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority in Region B
              Replace the Default Certificate with a Custom Certificate on the Management ESXi Hosts in Region B
              Configure Certificate Mode for and Replace Certificates on the Hosts in the Shared Edge and Compute Cluster in Region B
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificates in Region B
            Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates in Region B
            Replace the VMware Site Recovery Manager Certificates in Region B
            Replace the CA-Signed Certificate on vSphere Replication in Region B
          Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components in Region B
            Replace the Certificate to vRealize Log Insight in Region B
            Update the SSL Certificate for Event Forwarding to Region A
    Migration
      Overview of Migrations Options
      Migration Options Decision Matrix
      Pre- and Post-Migration Actions
      Option A - New Greenfield Deployment
      Option B - Workload Migration
      Option C - Architecture Alignment
      Option D - External Infrastructure Endpoint
  VMware Validated Design for Management and Workload Consolidation
    Architecture and Design
      Architecture Overview for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Pod Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Pod Types for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Network Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
            Network Transport for Consolidated SDDC
            Infrastructure Network Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
              Simplicity and Scalability for Consolidated SDDC
              Quality of Service Differentiation for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Network Interfaces for Consolidated SDDC
          Availability Zones and Regions for Consolidated SDDC
            Availability Zones for Consolidated SDDC
            Regions for Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Virtual Infrastructure Overview for Consolidated SDDC
          Network Virtualization Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Network Virtualization Services for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Automation Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Business for Cloud Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Operations Management Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Logging Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          Data Protection and Backup Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Update Manager Architecture for Consolidated SDDC
      Detailed Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Design Fundamentals for Consolidated SDDC
            Availability Zones and Regions for Consolidated SDDC
            Pods and Racks for Consolidated SDDC
            ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Networking Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Switch Types and Network Connectivity for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Network Design Decisions for Consolidated SDDC
          Physical Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vSAN Physical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Hardware Considerations for Consolidated SDDC
              Solid State Disk Characteristics for Consolidated SDDC
              Solid State Disk Performance for Consolidated SDDC
              Magnetic Hard Disk Drives Characteristics for Consolidated SDDC
            I/O Controllers for Consolidated SDDC
            Secondary Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Virtual Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          ESXi Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vCenter Server Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Deployment for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Networking for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Redundancy for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Appliance Sizing for Consolidated SDDC
            vSphere Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
              vSphere High Availability Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Consolidated Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vCenter Server Customization for Consolidated SDDC
            Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Virtualization Network Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Network Design Guidelines for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Switches for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtual Switch Design Background for Consolidated SDDC
              Health Check for Consolidated SDDC
              Number of Virtual Switches for Consolidated SDDC
              Consolidated Cluster Distributed Switch for Consolidated SDDC
            NIC Teaming for Consolidated SDDC
            Network I/O Control for Consolidated SDDC
            VXLAN for Consolidated SDDC
            vMotion TCP/IP Stack for Consolidated SDDC
          NSX Design for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX for vSphere Design for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX Components for Consolidated SDDC
            NSX for vSphere Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
            Network Virtualization Conceptual Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Transport Zone Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Routing Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Firewall Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Load Balancer Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control for Consolidated SDDC
            Bridging Physical Workloads for Consolidated SDDC
            Application Virtual Network for Consolidated SDDC
            Virtual Network Design Example for Consolidated SDDC
            Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Shared Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Shared Storage Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Shared Storage Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Storage Tiering for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtual Machine Storage Policies for Consolidated SDDC
                vSphere Storage I/O Control Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Datastore Cluster Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vSAN Storage Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Network Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Cluster and Disk Group Design for Consolidated SDDC
              VMware vSAN Policy Design for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Automation Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Physical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Deployment Considerations for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation Appliance Deployment for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation IaaS Web Server for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Automation IaaS Manager Service, DEM Orchestrator, DEM Worker and IaaS Proxy Agent for Consolidated SDDC
              Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
              Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Supporting Infrastructure for Consolidated SDDC
              Microsoft SQL Server Database for Consolidated SDDC
              PostgreSQL Database Server for Consolidated SDDC
              Notification Email Server for Consolidated SDDC
              Notifications for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Cloud Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Comparison of Single-Tenant and Multi-Tenant Deployments for Consolidated SDDC
              Tenant Design for Consolidated SDDC
                Service Catalog for Consolidated SDDC
                Catalog Items for Consolidated SDDC
                Machine Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
                Blueprint Definitions for Consolidated SDDC
                Branding of the vRealize Automation Console for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Automation Infrastructure as a Service Design for Consolidated SDDC
              Infrastructure Source Endpoints for Consolidated SDDC
              Virtualization Compute Resources for Consolidated SDDC
                Fabric Groups for Consolidated SDDC
                Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
                Reservations for Consolidated SDDC
                Reservation Policies for Consolidated SDDC
                VMware Identity Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Business for Cloud Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Orchestrator Design for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Orchestrator Logical Design for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Authentication for Consolidated SDDC
              Network Ports for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Server Mode for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Load Balancer Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
              vRealize Orchestrator Information Security and Access Control for Consolidated SDDC
            vRealize Orchestrator Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
        Operations Infrastructure Design for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Operations Manager Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical and Physical Design of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Node Configuration of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Sizing Compute Resources in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Sizing Storage in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Networking Design of vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Monitoring and Alerting in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Management Packs in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          vRealize Log Insight Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Alerting in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Integration of vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Content Packs in vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Data Protection Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design of vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Backup Datastore in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Performance in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Volume Sizing in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Backup Policies in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Information Security and Access Control in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Component Backup Jobs in vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          vSphere Update Manager Design for Consolidated SDDC
            Physical Design of vSphere Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Logical Design of vSphere Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
        VMware Scripts and Tools for Consolidated SDDC
        Third-Party Software for Consolidated SDDC
      External Services for Consolidated SDDC
        External Services Overview for Consolidated SDDC
        Physical Network Requirements for Consolidated SDDC
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets for Consolidated SDDC
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
        Host Names and IP Addresses for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Cloud Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Host Names and IP Addresses for the Data Protection and Operations Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
        Time Synchronization for Consolidated SDDC
          Requirements for Time Synchronization for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
        Active Directory Users and Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Active Directory Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Active Directory Users for Consolidated SDDC
        Certificate Replacement for Consolidated SDDC
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for Consolidated SDDC
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Management Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
        Datastore Requirements
      Virtual Machine Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
      Management Workload Footprint for Consolidated SDDC
    Deployment
      Virtual Infrastructure Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        Install and Configure ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Prerequisites for Installation of ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Install ESXi Interactively on All Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Network on All Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure a vSphere Standard Switch on a Host for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SSH and NTP on the First Host for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy and Configure the vCenter Server Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the External Platform Services Controller for Consolidated SDDC
          Join the Platform Services Controller to Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vCenter Server Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Set SDDC Deployment Details on vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the vSphere Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a vSphere Distributed Switch for Consolidated SDDC
          Create vSAN Disk Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable vSphere HA for Consolidated SDDC
          Change Advanced Options on the ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Mount NFS Storage for Consolidated SDDC
          Create and Apply the Host Profile for Consolidated SDDC
          Set vSAN Policy on Management Virtual Machines for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the VM and Template Folders for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Host Groups to Keep vCenter and the Platform Services Controller on Specific Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy and Configure Components in the NSX Instance of the Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign an NSX Domain Service Account and Deploy the NSX Manager Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the NSX Manager Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect NSX Manager to the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign Administrative Access to NSX for Consolidated SDDC
          Assign Licensing for NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Controllers for the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
          Prepare the ESXi Hosts in the Consolidated Cluster for NSX for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the NSX Logical Network for the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Update the Host Profile for the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NSX Dynamic Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Logical Switch for use as the Transit Network for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy NSX Edge Devices for North-South Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Disable the Firewall Service in ECMP Edges for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable and Configure BGP Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Peering of Upstream Switches and Establishment of BGP for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Universal Distributed Logical Router for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Universal Distributed Logical Router for Dynamic Routing for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Establishment of BGP for the Universal Distributed Logical Router for Consolidated SDDC
          Distributed Firewall Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Add vCenter Server Instances to the NSX Distributed Firewall Exclusion List for Consolidated SDDC
            Create IP Sets for Management Components in the Consolidated Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Security Groups for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Distributed Firewall Rules for Consolidated SDDC
          Test the Consolidated Cluster NSX Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy Application Virtual Networks for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the NSX Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
        Deploy vSphere Data Protection in the Consolidated SDDC
          Prerequisites for Deploying vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vSphere Data Protection Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable SSH Root User Access on the vSphere Data Protection Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace vSphere Data Protection Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure a Service Account in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
          Register vSphere Data Protection with vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
      Cloud Management Platform Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        Prerequisites for Cloud Management Platform Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          DNS Entries and IP Address Mappings for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SQL Server for Use by the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Configuration Recommendations for Microsoft SQL Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure SQL Server and MSDTC Access through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
        Configure Service Account Privileges for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Installation for Consolidated SDDC
          Load Balancing the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Application Profiles for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Service Monitoring for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Server Pools for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Virtual Servers for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vRealize Automation Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
              Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Install vRealize Automation Management Agent on Windows IaaS VMs for Consolidated SDDC
          Install the vRealize Automation Environment for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator for Consolidated SDDC
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the Rainpole Tenant for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant for Consolidated SDDC
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users for Consolidated SDDC
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Default Email Servers for Consolidated SDDC
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
            Validate the Configuration for Consolidated SDDC
            Add the vCenter Server Instance to vRealize Orchestrator vRealize for Consolidated SDDC
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint for Consolidated SDDC
            Add vRealize Automation Host in vRealize Orchestrator for Consolidated SDDC
        Install vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy the vRealize Business Virtual Appliances for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure SSL Certificate for vRealize Business Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Integrate vRealize Business with vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Business with the vCenter Server for Consolidated SDDC
        Cloud Management Platform Post-Installation Tasks for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots for Consolidated SDDC
        Tenant Content Creation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Logical Switches for Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create the Fabric Group for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Machine Prefixes for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservation Policies for Consolidated SDDC
          Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group for Consolidated SDDC
          Create External Network Profiles for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservations for the Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources for Consolidated SDDC
          Create Blueprint Customization Specifications for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Linux Customization Specification for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Microsoft Windows Customization Specification for Consolidated SDDC
          Create VM Templates for Blueprints in Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Single Machine Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Service Catalog for Consolidated SDDC
            Create a Single Machine Blueprint for Consolidated SDDC
            Create Entitlements for Business Groups for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Entitlements for Blueprints for Consolidated SDDC
            Test the Deployment of a Single Machine Blueprint for Consolidated SDDC
      Operations Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Operations Manager Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for the Analytics Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Analytics Cluster Node for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Remote Collector Virtual Appliance for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect the Remote Collector Node to the Analytics Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Start vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Assign a License to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Group Remote Collector Nodes for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Add an Authentication Source for the Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Add vCenter Adapter Instance to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Collection of Metrics from vRealize Automation in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
              Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Integration of vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Automation for Workload Reclamation for Consolidated SDDC
              Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation for Consolidated SDDC
              Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider for vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Business for Cloud for Consolidated SDDC
            Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices for Consolidated SDDC
            Add Storage Devices Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Turn On the vSAN Performance Service for Consolidated SDDC
            Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure E-Mail Alerts in vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
        vRealize Log Insight Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Deploy vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Prerequisites for Deploying vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Deploy the Virtual Appliance for the Maser Node of the vRealize Log Insight Cluster for Consolidated SDDC
            Start the vRealize Log Insight Instance for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable the Integrated Load Balancer of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Join vRealize Log Insight to the Active Directory for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Host Profile for the Consolidated Cluster with Syslog Settings
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure NSX Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation for Consolidated SDDC
            Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure Log Retention and Archiving for Consolidated SDDC
        vSphere Update Manager Download Service Implementation for Consolidated SDDC
          Configure PostgreSQL Database on Your Linux-Based Host Operating System for UMDS for Consolidated SDDC
          Install UMDS on Ubuntu OS for Consolidated SDDC
          Set Up the Download on UMDS for Consolidated SDDC
          Install and Configure the UMDS Web Server for Consolidated SDDC
          Use the UMDS Shared Repository as the Download Source in Update Manager for Consolidated SDDC
    Certificate Replacement
      Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for Consolidated SDDC
      Generate MSCA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
      Generate Certificate Signing Requests and Certificates from a Third-Party CA for Consolidated SDDC
      Replace the Certificates of the Management Products for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Virtual Infrastructure Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the Platform Services Controller Certificate Files for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Platform Services Controller Certificate on the Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vCenter Server Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
            Replace the vCenter Server Certificate Files for Consolidated SDDC
            Connect NSX Manager to the Consolidated vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement
            Connect vSphere Data Protection to the Consolidated vCenter Server After Certificate Replacement
            Update the Certificate of vCenter Server on the Cloud Management Platform for Consolidated SDDC
            Update the Certificate of vCenter Server on vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the ESXi Host Certificates in Consolidated SDDC
            Set the Host Certificate Mode on the Consolidated vCenter Server to Support a Custom Certificate Authority
            Replace the Default Certificates with Custom Certificates on the ESXi Hosts for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the NSX Manager Certificates for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace Certificate on vSphere Data Protection for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Cloud Management Platform Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the vRealize Automation Certificate in Consolidated SDDC
          Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Business for Consolidated SDDC
          Update the vRealize Automation Certificate on vRealize Operations Manager for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the SSL Certificate of vRealize Business Server for Consolidated SDDC
        Replace Certificates of the Operations Management Components for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace vRealize Operations Manager Certificate for Consolidated SDDC
          Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight for Consolidated SDDC
VMware Validated Design Use Cases
  Introducing VMware Validated Design Use Cases
    Updated Information
    Overview of VMware Validated Designs
      Advantages of VMware Validated Design Use Cases
      Component Overview
    Micro-Segmentation Use Case
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Components
      Micro-Segmentation Design Objectives
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Scope
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Workflows
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Documentation
    IT Automating IT Use Case
      IT Automating IT Components
      IT Automating IT Design Objectives
      IT Automating IT Use Case Scope
      IT Automating IT Workflows
      IT Automating IT Use Case Documenation
    Intelligent Operations Use Case
      Intelligent Operations Components
      Intelligent Operations Design Objectives
      Intelligent Operations Use Case Scope
      Intelligent Operations Workflows
      Intelligent Operations Use Case Documentation
  Use Case Deployment Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Solution Paths
      IT Automating IT Solution Path
      Intelligent Operations Solution Path
      Micro-Segmentation Solution Path
    Deploy and Configure the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Appliance
      Deploy the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Appliance
      Upload Product OVAs to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Certificate Replacement
    Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Use Cases
      Pre-deployment Tasks for vRealize Automation
        IP Address Mappings and Other Prerequisites for vRealize Automation
        SQL Server Configuration for vRealize Automation
          Microsoft SQL Server Recommendations
          Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation
          Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator
          Allow MS SQL Server and MSDTC Access Through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation
        Configure Service Account Privileges
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
        Configure Load Balancing for vRealize Automation Components
          Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer
          Create Application Profiles
          Create Service Monitoring
          Create Server Pools
          Create Virtual Servers
        Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation
          Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications
            Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers
            Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers
          Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation
      Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Operations Manager
        Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager
        Verify vRealize Operations Manager Requirements
      Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Log Insight
    Run the IT Automating IT Installation Wizard from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the IT Automating IT Installation Wizard
      Configure vRealize Automation with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Run the Intelligent Operations Installation Wizard with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the Intelligent Operations
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Run the Micro-Segmentation Installation Wizard with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the Micro-Segmentation Use Case
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Import a JSON File to Deploy IT Automating IT
    Import a JSON File to Deploy Intelligent Operations
    Import a JSON File to Deploy the Micro-Segmentation Use Case
    Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Use Cases
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Automation
        Set Up NTP on the vRealize Automation Appliance
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation
          Create the Rainpole Tenant
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant
          Configure Directories Management for High Availability
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages
          Configure the Default Email Servers
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Appliances
          Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator
          Validate the Configuration
          Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint
            Add a vRealize Automation Host to vRealize Orchestrator
        vRealize Business Post-Deployment Tasks
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server
        Other vRealize Automation Suite Post-Deployment Tasks
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of vRealize Automation VMs
          Enable Load Balancer Health Monitoring
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots
        Content Library Configuration
          Configure a Content Library in the First Compute vCenter Server Instance
          Import the Virtual Machine Template OVF Files
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Operations Manager
        Move Nodes of the Analytics Cluster and Remote Collector to VM Folders
        Configure DRS Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager
        Proceed Using Evaluation Mode for vRealize Operations Manager
        Group Remote Collector Nodes
        Add an Active Directory Authentication Source
        Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
        Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers
          Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere
          Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager
          Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation
          Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider in vRealize Automation
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business
          Configure the vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations
          Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud
        Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
          Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices
          Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
        Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
          Turn on the vSAN Performance Service
          Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager
        Configure E-Mail Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Log Insight
        Move Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster to a VM Folder
        Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight
        Configure the vRealize Log Insight Master Node
        Join vRealize Log Insight to Active Directory
        Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment
          Configure vSphere User Privileges for Integration with vRealize Log Insight
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere
          Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight
          Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances
          Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere
          Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation
          Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator
          Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents
          Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances
          Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business
          Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight
        Configure Log Retention and Archiving
  VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation
    Architecture and Design
      Architecture Overview
      Physical Infrastructure Architecture
        Pod Architecture
        Pod Types
        Physical Network Architecture
          Leaf-and-Spine Network Architecture
          Network Transport
          Infrastructure Network Architecture
            Simplicity and Scalability
            Quality of Service Differentiation
          Physical Network Interfaces (NICs)
        Availability Zones and Regions
          Availability Zones
          Regions
      Virtual Infrastructure Architecture
        Virtual Infrastructure Overview
        Network Virtualization Components
        Network Virtualization Services
      Operations Architecture Overview
        Logging Architecture
      Detailed Design
      Physical Infrastructure Design
        Physical Design Fundamentals
          Availability Zones and Regions
          Pods and Racks
          ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications
        Physical Networking Design
          Leaf-and-Spine and Network Virtualization Architecture
          Switch Types and Network Connectivity
          Physical Network Design Decisions
        Physical Storage Design
          vSAN Physical Design
          Hardware Considerations
            Solid State Disk (SSD) Characteristics
            SSD Performance
            Magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD) Characteristics
          I/O Controllers
          NFS Physical Storage Design
            Requirements
            Volumes
      Virtual Infrastructure Design
        ESXi Design
        vCenter Server Design
          vCenter Server Deployment
          vCenter Server Networking
          vCenter Server Redundancy
          vCenter Server Appliance Sizing
        vSphere Cluster Design
          vSphere High Availability Design
          vSphere Cluster Workload Design
          Management Cluster Design
          Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Design
          Compute Cluster Design
        vCenter Server Customization
        Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates
        Virtualization Network Design
          Virtual Network Design Guidelines
          Virtual Switches
            Virtual Switch Design Background
            Health Check
            Number of Virtual Switches
            Management Cluster Distributed Switches
            Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
            Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
          NIC Teaming
          Network I/O Control
          VXLAN
          vMotion TCP/IP Stack
        NSX Design
          NSX for vSphere Design
          NSX Components
          NSX for vSphere Requirements
          Network Virtualization Conceptual Design
          Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere
          vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration
          Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design
          Transport Zone Design
          Routing Design
          Firewall Logical Design
          Load Balancer Design
          Information Security and Access Control
          Bridging Physical Workloads
          Region Connectivity
          Application Virtual Network
          Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates
        Shared Storage Design
          Shared Storage Platform
          Shared Storage Logical Design
            Storage Tiering
            VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage
            Virtual Machine Storage Policies
            vSphere Storage I/O Control Design
          Datastore Cluster Design
          vSAN Storage Design
            VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design
            VMware vSAN Network Design
            Cluster and Disk Group Design
            VMware vSAN Policy Design
          NFS Storage Design
      Operations Infrastructure Design
        vRealize Log Insight Design
          Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight
          Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight
          Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight
          Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight
          Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight
          Alerting in vRealize Log Insight
          Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight
          Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight
          Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight
          Event Forwarding Between Regions with vRealize Log Insight
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements
        VMware Scripts and Tools
        Third-Party Software
      External Services
        External Services Overview
        Physical Network Requirements
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks
        Host Names and IP Addresses
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Operations Management Components in Region A
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the External Services in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses the Operations Management Components in Region B
        Time Synchronization
          Requirements for Time Synchronization
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts
        Active Directory Users and Groups
          Active Directory Groups
          Active Directory Users
        Certificate Replacement
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
          Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
        Datastore Requirements
        Management Workload Footprint
          Management Workload Footprint for Region A
          Management Workload Footprint for Region B
  VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT
    Scenarios
      Scenarios Solution Paths
        Using a Distributed Logical Router for Your Single-Region Scenarios
        Using a Distributed Logical Router for Your Dual-Region Scenarios
        Using a Universal Distributed Logical Router for Cross-Region Deployment
      Preparing for Region A Scenario Deployment
        Create Virtual Machine Templates from a Content Library in Region A
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library
          Convert the Virtual Machine to a VM Template
        Create Customization Specifications in Region A
          Create a Linux Customization Specification in Region A
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region A
        Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create Fabric Groups in Region A
        Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region A
        Create Business Groups in Region A
        Create Logical Switches in Region A
        Create External Network Profiles in Region A
        Configuring Reservation Policies and Network Policies in Region A
          Create Reservation Policies in Region A
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create Reservations for Edge Resources in Region A
        Creating Self-Service Catalogs and Entitlements in Region A
          Create a Service Catalog in Region A
          Create Entitlements for Business Groups
          Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in Region A
          Provision Blueprints and Validate the Configuration in Region A
      Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
        Create Machine Prefixes in Region A
        Create Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
      Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A
        Create Storage Reservation Policies in Region A
        Apply a Storage Reservation Policy to a Datastore in Region A
        Enable Users to Change Storage Policies in Region A
        Provision a Virtual Machine With a Modified Storage Policy in Region A
      Integrating vRealize Automation with IPAM in Region A
        Deploy Infoblox vNIOS Appliance in Region A
        Configure the Appliance as a Grid Master in Region A
        Configure the IPAM Network Profile for the Rainpole Tenant in Region A
        Create the Cloud API User in Region A
        Integrate the IPAM Plug-in With vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
        Register the IPAM Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create Logical Switches in Region A
        Create External Network Profiles
        Modify an Existing Blueprint in Region A to Incorporate IPAM
        Provision Blueprints in Region A with IPAM and Validate the Blueprints
      Creating Multi-Tier Applications in Region A
        Create Software Components for the Multi-Tier Application in Region A
          Install the vRealize Automation Application Authoring Agent in Region A
          Run Inventory Collection in Region A
          Create the Apache Software Component in Region A
          Create a MySQL Software Component in Region A
          Create a PHP Software Component in Region A
          Create a System Configuration Software Component in Region A
          Create a Wordpress Database Software Component in Region A
          Create a Wordpress Service Software Component in Region A
        Prepare for Multi-Tier Application Patterns in Region A
          Create a Routed Network Profile for the Multi-Tier Web Application in Region A
          Modify Reservations for Use by the Global Transport Zone in Region A
          Create a Service Catalog for Converged Blueprints in Region A
          Create Entitlements for the Converged Blueprint Catalog in Region A
        Implement Multi-Tier Application Patterns in Region A
          Configure the Web Tier Blueprint in Region A
          Configure Load Balancing for the Web Tier in Region A
          Configure the Database Tier Blueprint in Region A
          Add Software Components to a Blueprint in Region A
          Configure Dependencies Between Application Components in Region A
          Publish the Multi-Tier Blueprint in Region A
      Configuring Micro-Segmentation for Multi-Tier Applications in Region A
        Creating NSX Security Policies in Region A
        Create a Working Web Application Blueprint in Region A
        Create Distributed Firewall Rules for the Security Policies in Region A
      Managing Virtual Machine Lease and Ownership in Region A
        Configure Lease and Ownership on the Blueprint in Region A
        Set a Lease and Change the Ownership of the Provisioned Machine in Region A
        Extend the Lease of a Provisioned Machine in Region A
      Modeling and Monitoring Cost with vRealize Business in Region A
        Set up Pricing on a Per-Blueprint Basis in Region A
        Set Up Pricing on a Per-Reservation Basis in Region A
      Forwarding Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
        Install the vRealize Log Insight Agent in Region A
        Configure a Linux Virtual Machine to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
      Monitoring Workload Health and Capacity with vRealize Hyperic in Region A
        Install the End Point Operations Monitoring Agent in Region A
        Configure Workload Monitoring in Region A
        Configure Monitoring for Windows Services in Region A
      Preparing for Region B Scenario Deployment
        Create Virtual Machine Templates from a Content Library
          Create Virtual Machines Using Content Library VM Templates in Region B
          Convert the Virtual Machine to a VM Template in Region B
        Create Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in Region B
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region B
        Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Region B
        Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region B
        Create Fabric Groups in Region B
        Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region B
        Create Logical Switches in Region B
        Create External Network Profiles in Region B
        Configuring Reservation Policies and Network Policies in Region B
          Create Reservation Policies in Region B
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region B
      Creating Single-Machine Blueprints and Self-Service Catalogues in Region B
        Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
        Creating Self Service Catalogues in Region B
          Create a Catalog Service in Region B
          Configure Entitlements of Blueprints in Region B
          Provision Blueprints and Validate the Configuration
      Configure Unified Single Machine Blueprints for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create Logical Switches for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create External Network Profiles for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create Fabric Groups for Cross-Region Deployment
        Add Data Center Locations to the Compute Resource Menu
        Associate Compute Resources with a Location
        Add a Property Group and a Property Definition for Data Center Location
        Create a Reservation Policy for the Unified Blueprint
        Specify Reservation Information for the Unified Blueprint
        Create a Service Catalog for the Unified Blueprint
        Create Unified Single Machine Blueprints
        Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in the Cross-Region Deployment
        Test the Cross-Region Deployment of the Single Machine Blueprints
  VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations
    Scenarios
      Prepare for Performing the Intelligent Operations Scenarios
      Monitoring the SDDC Using Out-of-the-Box Dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager
        Identify a Compute Host That Is Disconnected from the SDDC
        Identify a VM with Highest CPU and Memory Contention and Disk Latency
      Monitoring the SDDC at Scale
        Identify Unused VM Snapshots By Using Alerts in vRealize Operations Manager
          Adjust the Snapshot Alert Definitions
          Review Snapshot Alerts and Delete the Unused Snapshots
  Introducing VMware Validated Design Use Cases
    Updated Information
    Overview of VMware Validated Designs
      Advantages of VMware Validated Design Use Cases
      Component Overview
    Micro-Segmentation Use Case
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Components
      Micro-Segmentation Design Objectives
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Scope
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Workflows
      Micro-Segmentation Use Case Documentation
    IT Automating IT Use Case
      IT Automating IT Components
      IT Automating IT Design Objectives
      IT Automating IT Use Case Scope
      IT Automating IT Workflows
      IT Automating IT Use Case Documenation
    Intelligent Operations Use Case
      Intelligent Operations Components
      Intelligent Operations Design Objectives
      Intelligent Operations Use Case Scope
      Intelligent Operations Workflows
      Intelligent Operations Use Case Documentation
  Use Case Deployment Using vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Solution Paths
      IT Automating IT Solution Path
      Intelligent Operations Solution Path
      Micro-Segmentation Solution Path
    Deploy and Configure the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Appliance
      Deploy the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Appliance
      Upload Product OVAs to vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Certificate Replacement
    Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Use Cases
      Pre-deployment Tasks for vRealize Automation
        IP Address Mappings and Other Prerequisites for vRealize Automation
        SQL Server Configuration for vRealize Automation
          Microsoft SQL Server Recommendations
          Assign the SQL Server System Role to vRealize Automation
          Configure Network Access for Distributed Transaction Coordinator
          Allow MS SQL Server and MSDTC Access Through Windows Firewall for vRealize Automation
        Configure Service Account Privileges
          Configure Service Account Privileges on the Compute vCenter Server
          Configure the Service Account Privilege on the NSX Instance for Consolidated SDDC
        Configure Load Balancing for vRealize Automation Components
          Add Virtual IP Addresses to the NSX Load Balancer
          Create Application Profiles
          Create Service Monitoring
          Create Server Pools
          Create Virtual Servers
        Deploy Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation
          Create vSphere Image Customization Specifications
            Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Servers
            Create a Customization Specification File for IaaS Proxy Agent Servers
          Create Windows Virtual Machines for vRealize Automation
      Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Operations Manager
        Configure the Load Balancer for vRealize Operations Manager
        Verify vRealize Operations Manager Requirements
      Pre-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Log Insight
    Run the IT Automating IT Installation Wizard from vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the IT Automating IT Installation Wizard
      Configure vRealize Automation with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Business for Cloud with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Run the Intelligent Operations Installation Wizard with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the Intelligent Operations
      Configure vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Run the Micro-Segmentation Installation Wizard with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
      Create the Environment for the Micro-Segmentation Use Case
      Configure vRealize Log Insight with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
    Import a JSON File to Deploy IT Automating IT
    Import a JSON File to Deploy Intelligent Operations
    Import a JSON File to Deploy the Micro-Segmentation Use Case
    Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Use Cases
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Automation
        Set Up NTP on the vRealize Automation Appliance
        vRealize Automation Default Tenant Configuration
          Create a Local Tenant Administrator
          Join Connectors to an Active Directory Domain
        vRealize Automation Tenant Creation
          Create the Rainpole Tenant
          Configure Identity Management for the vRealize Automation Tenant
          Configure Directories Management for High Availability
          Assign Tenant Administrative Roles to Active Directory Users
          Brand the Tenant Login Pages
          Configure the Default Email Servers
        Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Configuration
          Configure the Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Appliances
          Configure Authentication Provider for vRealize Orchestrator
          Validate the Configuration
          Add Compute vCenter Server Instance to Embedded vRealize Orchestrator
          Integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation
            Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator Server
            Create a vRealize Orchestrator Endpoint
            Add a vRealize Automation Host to vRealize Orchestrator
        vRealize Business Post-Deployment Tasks
          Configure NTP for vRealize Business
          Register the vRealize Business Data Collector with the Server
          Connect vRealize Business with the Compute vCenter Server
        Other vRealize Automation Suite Post-Deployment Tasks
          Create Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator Virtual Machines
          Create VM Groups to Define the Startup Order of vRealize Automation VMs
          Enable Load Balancer Health Monitoring
          Clean Up the vRealize Automation VM Snapshots
        Content Library Configuration
          Configure a Content Library in the First Compute vCenter Server Instance
          Import the Virtual Machine Template OVF Files
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Operations Manager
        Move Nodes of the Analytics Cluster and Remote Collector to VM Folders
        Configure DRS Anti-Affinity Rules for vRealize Operations Manager
        Proceed Using Evaluation Mode for vRealize Operations Manager
        Group Remote Collector Nodes
        Add an Active Directory Authentication Source
        Configure User Access in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Define a User Role in vSphere for Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges in vSphere for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
        Add vCenter Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager to the NSX Managers
          Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for NSX for vSphere
          Configure User Privileges in NSX Manager for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Add NSX-vSphere Adapter Instances to vRealize Operations Manager
          Add Network Devices Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Automation
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Automation for Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Add vRealize Automation Adapter to vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Tenant Workload Reclamation
          Add vRealize Operations Manager as a Metrics Provider in vRealize Automation
        Connect vRealize Operations Manager with vRealize Business
          Configure the vRealize Business Adapter in vRealize Operations
          Verify Connectivity to vRealize Business for Cloud
        Enable Storage Device Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
          Install the vRealize Operations Manager Management Pack for Storage Devices
          Add Storage Devices Adapters in vRealize Operations Manager
        Enable vSAN Monitoring in vRealize Operations Manager
          Turn on the vSAN Performance Service
          Add a vSAN Adapter in vRealize Operations Manager
        Configure E-Mail Alerts for vRealize Operations Manager
      Post-Deployment Tasks for vRealize Log Insight
        Move Each Node in the vRealize Log Insight Cluster to a VM Folder
        Configure a DRS Anti-Affinity Rule for vRealize Log Insight
        Configure the vRealize Log Insight Master Node
        Join vRealize Log Insight to Active Directory
        Replace the Certificate of vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to the vSphere Environment
          Configure vSphere User Privileges for Integration with vRealize Log Insight
          Connect vRealize Log Insight to vSphere
          Configure vCenter Server to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Update the Host Profiles for the Management and Shared Edge and Compute Clusters with Syslog Settings
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Operations Manager
          Configure User Privileges on vRealize Operations Manager for Integration with vRealize Log Insight
          Enable the vRealize Log Insight Integration with vRealize Operations Manager
          Connect vRealize Operations Manager to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the Log Insight Agent on vRealize Operations Manager to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to the NSX Instances
          Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere
          Configure NSX Managers to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the NSX Controllers to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight
          Configure the NSX Edge Instances to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Connect vRealize Log Insight to vRealize Automation
          Install the vRealize Log Insight Content Packs for vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator
          Install and Configure vRealize Log Insight Windows Agents
          Configure vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents in the vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances
          Configure the vRealize Log Insight Linux Agents on vRealize Business
          Configure Embedded vRealize Orchestrator to Forward Log Events to vRealize Log Insight
        Install the Linux Content Pack and Configure the Virtual Appliance Agent Group for vRealize Log Insight
        Configure Log Retention and Archiving
  VMware Validated Design for Micro-Segmentation
    Architecture and Design
      Architecture Overview
      Physical Infrastructure Architecture
        Pod Architecture
        Pod Types
        Physical Network Architecture
          Leaf-and-Spine Network Architecture
          Network Transport
          Infrastructure Network Architecture
            Simplicity and Scalability
            Quality of Service Differentiation
          Physical Network Interfaces (NICs)
        Availability Zones and Regions
          Availability Zones
          Regions
      Virtual Infrastructure Architecture
        Virtual Infrastructure Overview
        Network Virtualization Components
        Network Virtualization Services
      Operations Architecture Overview
        Logging Architecture
      Detailed Design
      Physical Infrastructure Design
        Physical Design Fundamentals
          Availability Zones and Regions
          Pods and Racks
          ESXi Host Physical Design Specifications
        Physical Networking Design
          Leaf-and-Spine and Network Virtualization Architecture
          Switch Types and Network Connectivity
          Physical Network Design Decisions
        Physical Storage Design
          vSAN Physical Design
          Hardware Considerations
            Solid State Disk (SSD) Characteristics
            SSD Performance
            Magnetic Hard Disk Drives (HDD) Characteristics
          I/O Controllers
          NFS Physical Storage Design
            Requirements
            Volumes
      Virtual Infrastructure Design
        ESXi Design
        vCenter Server Design
          vCenter Server Deployment
          vCenter Server Networking
          vCenter Server Redundancy
          vCenter Server Appliance Sizing
        vSphere Cluster Design
          vSphere High Availability Design
          vSphere Cluster Workload Design
          Management Cluster Design
          Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Design
          Compute Cluster Design
        vCenter Server Customization
        Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) Certificates
        Virtualization Network Design
          Virtual Network Design Guidelines
          Virtual Switches
            Virtual Switch Design Background
            Health Check
            Number of Virtual Switches
            Management Cluster Distributed Switches
            Shared Edge and Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
            Compute Cluster Distributed Switches
          NIC Teaming
          Network I/O Control
          VXLAN
          vMotion TCP/IP Stack
        NSX Design
          NSX for vSphere Design
          NSX Components
          NSX for vSphere Requirements
          Network Virtualization Conceptual Design
          Cluster Design for NSX for vSphere
          vSphere Distributed Switch Uplink Configuration
          Logical Switch Control Plane Mode Design
          Transport Zone Design
          Routing Design
          Firewall Logical Design
          Load Balancer Design
          Information Security and Access Control
          Bridging Physical Workloads
          Region Connectivity
          Application Virtual Network
          Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates
        Shared Storage Design
          Shared Storage Platform
          Shared Storage Logical Design
            Storage Tiering
            VMware Hardware Acceleration API/CLI for Storage
            Virtual Machine Storage Policies
            vSphere Storage I/O Control Design
          Datastore Cluster Design
          vSAN Storage Design
            VMware vSAN Conceptual Design and Logical Design
            VMware vSAN Network Design
            Cluster and Disk Group Design
            VMware vSAN Policy Design
          NFS Storage Design
      Operations Infrastructure Design
        vRealize Log Insight Design
          Logical Design and Data Sources of vRealize Log Insight
          Node Configuration in vRealize Log Insight
          Sizing Compute and Storage Resources in vRealize Log Insight
          Networking Design of vRealize Log Insight
          Retention and Archiving in vRealize Log Insight
          Alerting in vRealize Log Insight
          Information Security and Access Control in vRealize Log Insight
          Configuration for Collecting Logs in vRealize Log Insight
          Time Synchronization in vRealize Log Insight
          Event Forwarding Between Regions with vRealize Log Insight
    Planning and Preparation
      Software Requirements
        VMware Scripts and Tools
        Third-Party Software
      External Services
        External Services Overview
        Physical Network Requirements
        VLANs, IP Subnets, and Application Virtual Networks
          VLAN IDs and IP Subnets
          Names and IP Subnets of Application Virtual Networks
        Host Names and IP Addresses
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for External Services in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region A
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Operations Management Components in Region A
          Host Names and IP Addresses in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the External Services in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses for the Virtual Infrastructure Components in Region B
            Host Names and IP Addresses the Operations Management Components in Region B
        Time Synchronization
          Requirements for Time Synchronization
          Configure NTP-Based Time Synchronization on Windows Hosts
        Active Directory Users and Groups
          Active Directory Groups
          Active Directory Users
        Certificate Replacement
          Create and Add a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template
          Use the Certificate Generation Utility to Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
          Generate CA-Signed Certificates for the SDDC Management Components
        Datastore Requirements
        Management Workload Footprint
          Management Workload Footprint for Region A
          Management Workload Footprint for Region B
  VMware Validated Design for IT Automating IT
    Scenarios
      Scenarios Solution Paths
        Using a Distributed Logical Router for Your Single-Region Scenarios
        Using a Distributed Logical Router for Your Dual-Region Scenarios
        Using a Universal Distributed Logical Router for Cross-Region Deployment
      Preparing for Region A Scenario Deployment
        Create Virtual Machine Templates from a Content Library in Region A
          Create Virtual Machines Using VM Templates in the Content Library
          Convert the Virtual Machine to a VM Template
        Create Customization Specifications in Region A
          Create a Linux Customization Specification in Region A
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region A
        Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Configure User Roles in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create Fabric Groups in Region A
        Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region A
        Create Business Groups in Region A
        Create Logical Switches in Region A
        Create External Network Profiles in Region A
        Configuring Reservation Policies and Network Policies in Region A
          Create Reservation Policies in Region A
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region A
          Create Reservations for Edge Resources in Region A
        Creating Self-Service Catalogs and Entitlements in Region A
          Create a Service Catalog in Region A
          Create Entitlements for Business Groups
          Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in Region A
          Provision Blueprints and Validate the Configuration in Region A
      Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
        Create Machine Prefixes in Region A
        Create Single Machine Blueprints in Region A
      Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A
        Create Storage Reservation Policies in Region A
        Apply a Storage Reservation Policy to a Datastore in Region A
        Enable Users to Change Storage Policies in Region A
        Provision a Virtual Machine With a Modified Storage Policy in Region A
      Integrating vRealize Automation with IPAM in Region A
        Deploy Infoblox vNIOS Appliance in Region A
        Configure the Appliance as a Grid Master in Region A
        Configure the IPAM Network Profile for the Rainpole Tenant in Region A
        Create the Cloud API User in Region A
        Integrate the IPAM Plug-in With vRealize Orchestrator in Region A
        Register the IPAM Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region A
        Create Logical Switches in Region A
        Create External Network Profiles
        Modify an Existing Blueprint in Region A to Incorporate IPAM
        Provision Blueprints in Region A with IPAM and Validate the Blueprints
      Creating Multi-Tier Applications in Region A
        Create Software Components for the Multi-Tier Application in Region A
          Install the vRealize Automation Application Authoring Agent in Region A
          Run Inventory Collection in Region A
          Create the Apache Software Component in Region A
          Create a MySQL Software Component in Region A
          Create a PHP Software Component in Region A
          Create a System Configuration Software Component in Region A
          Create a Wordpress Database Software Component in Region A
          Create a Wordpress Service Software Component in Region A
        Prepare for Multi-Tier Application Patterns in Region A
          Create a Routed Network Profile for the Multi-Tier Web Application in Region A
          Modify Reservations for Use by the Global Transport Zone in Region A
          Create a Service Catalog for Converged Blueprints in Region A
          Create Entitlements for the Converged Blueprint Catalog in Region A
        Implement Multi-Tier Application Patterns in Region A
          Configure the Web Tier Blueprint in Region A
          Configure Load Balancing for the Web Tier in Region A
          Configure the Database Tier Blueprint in Region A
          Add Software Components to a Blueprint in Region A
          Configure Dependencies Between Application Components in Region A
          Publish the Multi-Tier Blueprint in Region A
      Configuring Micro-Segmentation for Multi-Tier Applications in Region A
        Creating NSX Security Policies in Region A
        Create a Working Web Application Blueprint in Region A
        Create Distributed Firewall Rules for the Security Policies in Region A
      Managing Virtual Machine Lease and Ownership in Region A
        Configure Lease and Ownership on the Blueprint in Region A
        Set a Lease and Change the Ownership of the Provisioned Machine in Region A
        Extend the Lease of a Provisioned Machine in Region A
      Modeling and Monitoring Cost with vRealize Business in Region A
        Set up Pricing on a Per-Blueprint Basis in Region A
        Set Up Pricing on a Per-Reservation Basis in Region A
      Forwarding Log Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
        Install the vRealize Log Insight Agent in Region A
        Configure a Linux Virtual Machine to Forward Events to vRealize Log Insight in Region A
      Monitoring Workload Health and Capacity with vRealize Hyperic in Region A
        Install the End Point Operations Monitoring Agent in Region A
        Configure Workload Monitoring in Region A
        Configure Monitoring for Windows Services in Region A
      Preparing for Region B Scenario Deployment
        Create Virtual Machine Templates from a Content Library
          Create Virtual Machines Using Content Library VM Templates in Region B
          Convert the Virtual Machine to a VM Template in Region B
        Create Customization Specifications in Compute vCenter Server in Region B
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux in Region B
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows in Region B
        Create a vSphere Endpoint in vRealize Automation for Region B
        Create an NSX Endpoint in vRealize Automation in Region B
        Create Fabric Groups in Region B
        Add Compute Resources to a Fabric Group in Region B
        Create Logical Switches in Region B
        Create External Network Profiles in Region B
        Configuring Reservation Policies and Network Policies in Region B
          Create Reservation Policies in Region B
          Create Reservations for the Compute Cluster in Region B
          Create Reservations for the User Edge Resources in Region B
      Creating Single-Machine Blueprints and Self-Service Catalogues in Region B
        Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region B
        Creating Self Service Catalogues in Region B
          Create a Catalog Service in Region B
          Configure Entitlements of Blueprints in Region B
          Provision Blueprints and Validate the Configuration
      Configure Unified Single Machine Blueprints for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create Logical Switches for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create External Network Profiles for Cross-Region Deployment
        Create Fabric Groups for Cross-Region Deployment
        Add Data Center Locations to the Compute Resource Menu
        Associate Compute Resources with a Location
        Add a Property Group and a Property Definition for Data Center Location
        Create a Reservation Policy for the Unified Blueprint
        Specify Reservation Information for the Unified Blueprint
        Create a Service Catalog for the Unified Blueprint
        Create Unified Single Machine Blueprints
        Configure Entitlements for Blueprints in the Cross-Region Deployment
        Test the Cross-Region Deployment of the Single Machine Blueprints
  VMware Validated Design for Intelligent Operations
    Scenarios
      Prepare for Performing the Intelligent Operations Scenarios
      Monitoring the SDDC Using Out-of-the-Box Dashboards in vRealize Operations Manager
        Identify a Compute Host That Is Disconnected from the SDDC
        Identify a VM with Highest CPU and Memory Contention and Disk Latency
      Monitoring the SDDC at Scale
        Identify Unused VM Snapshots By Using Alerts in vRealize Operations Manager
          Adjust the Snapshot Alert Definitions
          Review Snapshot Alerts and Delete the Unused Snapshots
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