At initial deployment of Cloud Foundation on VxRail, Cloud Builder deploys an initial core set of virtual appliances on the management domain to support Cloud Foundation on VxRail management.
This initial set of core virtual machines from Cloud Builder provides a baseline on the resources required to bring up the management workload domain and to begin deploying VI workload domains on a standard architecture. With a consolidated architecture, guest virtual machines are deployed on the single workload domain, sharing resources with the Cloud Foundation on VxRail management components. With a standard architecture, guest virtual machines can only be deployed on separate VI workload domains. For each VI workload domain that is created, additional virtual machines are deployed for management purposes. Therefore, in order to get more accurate sizing guidelines for the management workload domain and VI workload domains in a standard architecture, the planned use cases for the VI workload domains must be understood before initial deployment. Then, a resource consumption assessment is completed for both the planned management workload domain and the VI workload domains, which are used to determine the required size of the underlying VxRail platform for all the planned domains.
The tables in Appendix A: Cloud Foundation on VxRail checklist can be used to provide estimates of the minimum sizing requirements for the management components, based on planned use cases.