If you plan to include the transformation of your current data center with disparate technologies and processes towards an SDDC, VxRail can be positioned as a building block towards that eventual outcome.
The physical compute, network, and storage resources from built VxRail clusters can be allocated to VMware cloud management and virtual desktop software solutions. These resources can be managed as a logical pool for end-user consumption. By using VxRail clusters as the underlying foundation, the SDDC can be designed and deployed to meet specific business and operational requirements.
The path starts with a structured discovery and planning process that focuses on business use cases and strategic goals. These goals drive the selection of software layers that consist of the SDDC. Software layers are implemented in a methodical, structured manner, where each phase involves incremental planning and preparation of the supporting network. The next phase after the deployment of the VxRail cluster is to layer the VCF software on the cluster. This enables assigning cluster resources as the underpinning for logical domains, whose policies align with use cases and requirements.
The information that is outlined in this guide covers networking considerations for VxRail. For more information about the architecture and deployment of VCF on VxRail, see Dell VxRail technical Guides.