Reference Architecture Model for CRD v2.5
The Certified Reference Design (CRD) for VMware Cloud Providers is a pre-validated set of software components that simplify the deployment of a VMware vCloud Director® based multitenant cloud in a predictable and efficient manner.
This poster offers a visual representation of the logical topology of the components comprising the CRD. See https://vmware.com/go/vcat for more information.
|Management VC (VCVA with embedded DB and PSC) ||6.5 U1d (P02)||Tiny|
|Compute VCs (VCVA with embedded DB and|
external HA PSC
|6.5 U1d (P02)||Medium|
|ESXi||6.5 U1d (P02)||NA|
|vCD DB||PostgeSQL 10.3 / SQL 2016||NA|
|vCD Logging DB||Cassandra 3.9||NA|
|vRealize Log Insight||4.6||Medium|
|Mgmt. Pack for NSX for vSphere||3.5.1|
|Mgmt Pack for vSphere||6|
|Mgmt. Pack for vRLI||6|
|Mgmt Pack for vCD||4.5|
|Mgmt Pack for Storage Devices||6.0.5|
|Mgmt Pack for vSAN||2|
- The Management infrastructure cluster is prepared for NSX to allow deployment of NSX Edge Gateways. It uses both VLAN and VXLAN backed networks but does not use DFW.
- Only management components included within the CRD are shown. Others may be included in line with local requirements
- Networks have been combined for visual clarity. Separation of different traffic types using VLAN or VXLAN is assumed.
- Tenant management is shown using a back-end connection to a dedicated interface on the Tenant Edge. Alternative management access techniques are equally valid.