Exploring Your SDDC Console

In our previous post, we deployed our first SDDC. Let’s now look at the SDDC console which is pretty comprehensive in my opinion. The console gives a summary of your SDDC infrastructure and allows you to manage it from one place.

SDDC Console

Summary : View how your environment is doing from a resource point of view. Number of hosts,CPU, Memory and Storage usage.

Network – Diagram of the Management and Compute Gateways. We will cover this in more detail in a separate post.

Add Ons – Addon services for your VMware Cloud on AWS environment like Hybrid Cloud Extension and Site Recovery. My bet is that this list will expand with each new release.

Troubleshooting – From here we can run network connectivity tests to ensure all necessary access is available.  Examples of tests performed: nslookup, pings, traceroute, AD port check (389,636,3268,3269).

Settings-  Lists vCenter user account, API explorer, Powercli connect, FQDN and public and private IP.


Support- Lists logged in user, Org ID, SDDC ID (useful when dealing with support),SDDC version, vCenter public and private ip. NSX Manager IP.

Top Menu

SDDCs: Lists all the SDDCs that have been deployed.

Subscriptions: Allow you to commit to use a certain amount of capacity ahead of time.

Activity Log: Lists all events performed on your SDDCs

Tools:  Tools to ease the management and use of VMC E.g:Content Onboarding Assistant, DCLI bundle, vCenter Cloud Gateway

Developer Center: Tools to automate interaction with VMC

I hope this post was useful. Thank you for reading.

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