Networking and Security Planning and Preparation #
Before you start implementing the components of the Networking and Security solution, you must set up an environment that has a specific compute, storage, and network configuration, and that provides external services to the components of the solution.
Use the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook to capture environment specific input values that are required during the implementation.
Carefully review the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook before implementation to avoid costly rework and delays. Capture input values that are specific to your environment and verify that the components that are required by this solution are available.
The VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook contains inputs for each implementation and configuration procedure. Reference your values from the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook to complete UI or PowerShell procedures.
#External Services You use services that are external to VMware Cloud Foundation when implementing the solution-name solution.
|Active Directory (AD)||Active Directory (AD) is used to provide authentication and authorization to the VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure.
This includes dedicated Domain Users with least privilege access to act as service accounts for component connectivity.
|Domain Name Services (DNS)||Domain Name Services is used to ensure components are resolvable by FQDN and by IP address.|
|Network Time Protocol (NTP)||Network Time Protocol is used to synchronize time consistently across components.|
|Certificate Authority (CA)||Certificate Authority is used to provide signed certificates for user facing interfaces.|
Before any solution inplementation, you must set up an environment that has a specific compute, storage, and network configuration and that provides external services to the components of the solution. Please find below a list of resources that can help you to plan accordingly for networking and security services in VMware Cloud Director: