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 Solutions, customers can deploy VMware Cloud Foundation environments in multiple availability zones topologies to support variety of multisite and stretched cluster use cases.
Availability zones enhance resiliency of the SDDC and improve SLAs by:
VMware Cloud Foundation supports NSX Federation. NSX Federation is the foundational building block used to support a multisite, dual-region deployment of VMware Cloud Foundation. This allows connection of two separate VMware Cloud Foundation instances deployed in data centers at two different geographically distanced regional locations. It provides centralized networking management, consistent networking data services, and centralized network security policy configuration along with enforcement and a synchronized operational state. With NSX Federation, VMware Cloud Foundation can leverage stretched networks and unified security policies across multiregion VMware Cloud Foundation deployments providing workload mobility and simplified disaster recovery. The deployment and configuration are done following the prescriptive guidance and automation scripts outlined in the VMware VVS documentation.
To learn more about the supported multisite use cases, see Appendix D: VMware Cloud Foundation.