VMware just published the first edition of the VMware Cloud Foundation Guardrails for VCF version 2.3.1. This is a must read for anyone who wants to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation – partners, customers, etc.
This document explains the supported changes you can do in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment and what you need to watch out for but also gives guidance on supported configurations.
- Physical Switches and Networks
- Server Hardware
- General questions and answers
- Storage and vSAN
- vCenter Server
- Hybrid Cloud Use Cases
- Operational Aspects
To download the VCF Guardrails, go to the official VMware Docs – VMware Cloud Foundation page. Expand the VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3.1 section and open the PDF documentaion section. Or download it directly from this link.
Interesting, the guardrails doc says not to make changes to the default VSAN storage policy created by SDDC manager. My interpretation of the admin guide is that it instructs you to change the default policy if you want erasure coding.
Interesting indeed. I’ll check with the engineering.
Follow up – you cannot change the default vSAN storage policy as configured by default during the bring-up phase by the SDDC manager. You can however create a new vSAN policy based on your requirements afterwards. Just make sure your hardware is able to support it.
Hope this helps.