VMware Validated Design v5.0 Documentation

Note: DECN will be discontinued in the near future. Please visit the VxRail Knowledge Center for all updated VVD on VxRail documentation.

VMware Validated Designs (VVDs) are comprehensive and extensively tested blueprints to build and operate a Software-Defined Data Center. The VMware Validated Designs provide set of prescriptive documents that explain how to plan, deploy, and operate an SDDC. Each VVD is based on a collection of individual VMware products (e.g. vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize Suite), that are combined using a standardized best practices design developed by VMware.


With the VVD for SDDC on VxRail, customers can more easily architect, implement, and operate the complete SDDC faster and with less risk while also obtaining all of the benefits of best of breed HCI infrastructure platform.





By leveraging VVD on VxRail, customers can realize the following benefits:

  • Accelerated Time to Market - streamline and simplify the usually complex design process of the SDDC, shortening deployment and provisioning cycles;
  • Increased Efficiency – provide detailed, step-by-step guidance to greatly reduce time and effort spent on operational tasks;
  • De-risk of Deployments and Operations - reduce uncertainty and potential risks associated with implementing and operating the SDDC;
  • IT Agility – designed for scalability and to support a broad set of use cases and diverse types of applications, helping IT to respond faster to the needs of the business.

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VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 5.0 documentation includes: