Connect Directly to vCenter Server on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

ERIC GRAY | October 3, 2019

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Every VMware Cloud on Dell EMC SDDC rack has a vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) running on the cluster. Roles and permissions are set so that VMware can use this vCenter for monitoring and management of the infrastructure, while customers access it to manage their workload virtual machines. VMware will always access from the cloud control plane, but as an administrator of the workloads, it’s important to know that there are two different network paths to the VCSA for you to consider for your architecture. After the initial SDDC rack deployment, the default configuration for vCenter Server access is for traffic to proxy through a public IP address in the cloud and over the VeloCloud SD-WAN tunnel that securely terminates at the rack. This enables you to get up and running immediately after SDDC rack deployment, providing the ability to connect to vCenter Server to copy VMs, templates, or ISO files to the new SDDC even before the top-of-rack switches are connected to your data center network.

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