Once a Cloud Foundation on VxRail management workload domain is deployed during the Cloud Builder deployment phase, the cloud platform is ready for the deployment of Cloud Foundation on VxRail VI workload domains. This milestone must be completed before moving forward with any other activities with VI workload domains.
This section provides a basic outline of how to configure a VI workload domain using SDDC Manager and describes the key steps for a deployment of Cloud Foundation with VxRail as the underlying platform.
Note: Configuring a Cloud Foundation on VxRail management workload domain assigns the VxRail cluster as the underlying resource pool to support virtual machines, and then deploys the basic management components within the domain. Additional steps are required for the buildout of the NSX-based virtual network in the domain.
Complete the following tasks to deploy a Cloud Foundation VI workload domain:
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 same subnet as reserved for the Cloud Foundation management domain.
Use the VI workload domain vCenter as the point of management during the initial build of the VxRail cluster.