The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document provides step-by-step instructions for verifying that the management components in the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) that are deployed according to VMware Validated Design™ for Software-Defined Data Center are operating as expected.

After performing a maintenance operation of the management components in the SDDC, verifying whether these components are running without any faults ensures continuous operation of the environment. You should verify the operation of the SDDC using this guide after patching, updating, upgrading, restoring and recovering the SDDC management components.

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and extensibility for disaster recovery support.

The VMware Validated Design Operational Verification document is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.