Configuring a Cloud Foundation on VxRail workload domain requires at least one fully deployed VxRail cluster to serve as the underlying resource pool. The following outline describes the steps to deploy a Cloud Foundation VI workload domain:
- Deploy the VI workload domain logical structure from SDDC Manager.
This task creates the workload domain logical construct in SDDC Manager and deploys a vCenter instance in the management workload domain. This vCenter instance is used to manage all VxRail clusters that are assigned to support the VI workload domain. The IP address assigned to this vCenter instance must be in the management network subnet that is reserved for the Cloud Foundation management domain
- Deploy at least one VxRail cluster.
Use the VI workload domain vCenter as the point of management during the initial build of the VxRail cluster.
- Add the VxRail cluster to the VI workload domain using SDDC Manager.
- Decide on deploying new NSX-T management resources or use existing NSX-T management resources.
- For the first VI workload domain, three NSX-T Managers are deployed in the management domain and configured with a virtual IP (VIP).
- Subsequent VI workload domains can share an existing set of NSX-T Managers or a new set of NSX-T Managers can be deployed.