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SDDC 4.3 and Horizon, Physical Compute, and Auto-Deploy

We would like to leverage the SDDC design to provide different shared edge/compute clusters to represent different environments like dev, test, pre-prod, and prod.

We currently have a physical workstation for each environment and would like to implement a horizon solution to virtualize all workstations except prod. We would hope this solution could be hosted/integrated into our SDDC design.

Also can we manage/deploy physical compute payloads in a SDDC? I know vRA can be used to deploy physical resources, but I would like to know how we can incorporate that, as well as the protection of these workloads. Virtual payloads can be protected by NSX, but can we do the same for physical?

We have SAN storage, could we use the management cluster to host tools used to manage SAN infrastructure? Same question regarding network/security device tools.

I know there would be a tone of follow up questions to provide the right answer, i'm more looking at it as, are these use cases common when it comes to building SDDC? or are these completely out of scope and designed/implemented outside of the SDDC design completely. Does anybody have any reference docs/whitepapers/vids on these types of use-cases I could reference?

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You can have multiple cluster with in a workload domains for test , prod , dev etc . 

VCF Arch basically will need Minimum 4 nodes for the MGMT WLD . MGMT domain only supports VSAN . VCF supports bring your own network device. 

you can always add more nodes into MGMT upto 8 nodes and for VI WLD (workload domain ) as per Vsphere maximums. 

in SDDC GUI under inventory you can add additional spare physical nodes for later scaling up . 

with VCF 4.3.1 you can now use your Fabric storage when you create a VI WLD as a primary storage , instead of vsan . 




Thanks & Regards,

Mohammed Viquar Ahmed
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