VMware Validated Design Guide (VVD) discontinued

Anyone who has ever been involved in the design of IT concepts based on VMware products should be familiar with the VMware Validated Design Guide (VVD).

VMware Validated Design is a collection of data center design recommendations that span compute, storage, networking, and management which can be used as a reference guide for implementing a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). The VVD documentation consists of a series of documents that build on each other for all stages of the SDDC lifecycle. The VVD documentation can be used as an extension of the VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) documentation. Each version of the VVD Guide correlates with a particular VCF version.

VMware Validated Design has been discontinued after VMware Validated Design 6.2 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. VMware Validated Solutions (VVS) will take over the succession of VVD.

VMware Validated Solutions

VMware Validated Solutions are validated technical implementations designed to assist in building a secure and stable infrastructure based on VCF. Each VVS includes a detailed design with design decisions, as well as implementation instructions. VMware Cloud Foundation SDDC Manager is required to implement VMware Validated Solutions.

Finally, this means that anyone interested in a VMware validated solution in the future needs to take a look at VCF.

Using more than one dvSwitch for overlay traffic in a VCF 4.0.1 VxRail cluster

SDDC-Manager is the central management tool in a vCloud Foundation (VCF) environment. You can add workload domains, import clusters to workload domains (WLD) or add Kubernetes namespaces. For every task there’s workflow in the GUI of SDDC-Manager.

Currently, as of version VCF 4.0.1, it is not possible to add a cluster with more than two uplinks and more than one vdSwitch to a WLD. If you try to do that in the GUI, you can only define one dvSwitch with two uplinks.

What now?

There’s help inside SDDC-manager.

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