SPJ VMware Validated Design (VVD) Standard
SPJ VVD Standard Summary
SPJ VMware Validated Design (VVD) Standard is the certified product for VMware’s VVD reference architecture. The product includes hardware, software, and installation and support services to offer a fully functional, compatible, and validated Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). The SDDC solution will enable customers to offer self-service portals to its customers and internal users to provision infrastructure on demand.
SPJ VVD Standard Solution Components
|Certified Hardware||VMware SDDC Software||SPJ VVD Standard|
|1. UCS, Dell or HP Chassis or Rack-mounted Servers
2. Cisco Nexus or 3850 Switches
|1. vSphere, vCenter
4. vRealize Automation
5. vRealize Orchestrator
6. vRealize Business
7. vRealize Operations
8. vRealize Log Insight
9. Site Recovery Manager
10. vRealize Network Insight
|1. SPJ VVD Standard Product, which includes VVD Implementation package and cITopus
2. Installation Service
3. Support Service
4. (Optional) Upgrade Service
SPJ VVD Standard Benefits
Organizations looking to deploy VMware’s SDDC solution can minimize their time to market with this pre-validated and certified product from SPJ. One key benefit of SPJ VVD Standard is that it is certified by VMware. Another key benefit is that a commercial NSX automation tool, called cITopus, is included for use with SPJ VVD Standard. Following links have the certification statement as well as additional details on the product.
Without SPJ VVD Standard, customers will have to check compatibility of all the software products against all of the hardware and ensure the supportability from hardware vendor and VMware. Customers will also have to build pre-configurations and configure the hardware according to the requirements of the VMware SDDC Solution. Next, customers will have to install all the software components according to the requirements for VVD and SDDC. Finally, customers will have to build all the configurations on the software products to build the SDDC. Performing these tasks manually not only has greater potential of introducing errors resulting in unstable or unsupported platform, but also takes much longer. After the implementation, customers will have to support the custom configuration on its own and upgrade on its own. With SPJ VVD Standard, customers can call the SPJ Solutions support line to get help on the SDDC solution.
SPJ VVD Standard Certified Hardware and Software
SPJ VVD Standard is certified with following certified hardware and software.
SPJ VVD Standard Certified Hardware: SPJ VVD Standard is validated and certified against Cisco hardware and Cisco switches. However, the product can easily be extended to other hardware i.e. DELL, HP, and IBM. The SPJ VVD Standard product comes automation scripts to validate the compatibility against the target hardware.
SPJ VVD Standard Certified Software: SPJ VVD Standard is validated and certified against the software products listed on the table above. Customers using subset of the software products can still use SPJ VVD Standard to receive the outcome, which is a SDDC solution offering self-service portals to its internal or external customers.
SPJ VVD Standard Product: SPJ VVD Standard helps implement VMware SDDC solution. The product comes with SPJ-developed installation scripts, validation scripts, hardware and software compatibility, documentation, and pre-built configurations which significantly reduces the time to implement VMware SDDC solution. The product also comes with installation and support services to eliminate the steep learning curve and time that customers would otherwise have to go through. Customers can procure an optional upgrade service to keep the SDDC solution current with the newer releases of VMware Validated Design (VVD).
SPJ VVD Standard Extensions:
Customers planning on using Palo Alto Networks with VMware SDDC solution can leverage SPJ VVD MicroSeg, which is an extension of SPJ VVD Standard.
Customers planning on VMware SDDC Solution and extending to a public cloud i.e. AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform can benefit from SPJ VVD Multi-Cloud, which is an extension of SPJ VVD Standard.