With flexible network architecture, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail systems can support multi-site use cases. Deployment in these cases is not automated. By leveraging additional guidance contained in the VMware Validated Designs, customers can deploy Cloud Foundation environments in multiple availability zones topologies to support variety of multi-site and stretched cluster use cases.
Availability zones enhance resiliency of the SDDC and improve SLAs by:
Beginning with VMware Cloud Foundation version 4.2 the use of NSX-T Federation is supported. NSX-T Federationis the foundational building block used to support a multi-site dual region deployment of Cloud Foundation. This allows two separate VCF instances deployed in datacenters at two different geographically distanced regional locations to be connected and provide centralized networking management, consistent networking data services, and centralized network security policy configuration along with enforcement and a synchronized operational state. With NSX-T Federation, VCF can leverage stretched networks and unified security policies across multi-region VCF deployments providing workload mobility and simplified disaster recovery. The deployment and configuration are done manually following the prescriptive guidance outlined in the VMware VVD documentation.
To learn more about the supported multi-site use cases, please check Appendix D: VMware Cloud Foundation.