Once Cloud Builder has completed the initial phase of deploying the Cloud Foundation management workload domain, the next phase is the deployment of the Cloud Foundation VI workload domains to support use cases and workload requirements, with the exception being the single-domain consolidated architectures. For this phase, a VI workload domain is initialized using SDDC Manager with initial configuration settings. Next, the underlying VxRail cluster or clusters to support the workload domain are deployed. Then as a final step, the VxRail cluster or clusters are assigned to the VI workload domain.
The initialization of a VI workload domain lays down the basic foundation for the future deployment of virtual machines and their network interconnections. SDDC Manager can also deploy a workload domain to address a specific use case. This action, depending on the option, can alter the pre-requisites and requirements that need to be addressed before configuring the workload domain.
This section provides an overview of the workload domains that can be created with Cloud Foundation on VxRail to address specific use cases, and raise awareness of the impact these choices have on the planning and preparation phase. The specific details on how to implement a VI workload domain for a specific use can be found in the Cloud Foundation documentation on the VMware support site: .
Figure 9. Solutions layers on Cloud Foundation for VxRail