A consolidated architecture combines management and workload into a single domain instance running on a common pool of resources supplied by VxRail. A standard architecture instead has a separate pool of resources for each domain, each with a separate pool of underlying VxRail clusters.
With a standard architecture, once a Cloud Foundation on VxRail management workload domain is deployed, 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.