VMware VVD 4.3 – BOM

The following is a list of all the components and their versions as per VMware Validated Design 4.3

This new VVD 4.3 release includes for example vSphere 6.5 U2, NSX 6.4.1, vSAN 6.6.1 U2, vRealize Log Insight 4.6, vRealize Business 7.4, vRealize Operations 6.7 and vRealize Automation 7.4.

Note: the list below can be officially found @VMware VVD 4.3 Release Notes

You will note the addition to the BOM of ‘vRealize Lifecycle Manager v1.2’ (vRSLCM) which adds huge capabilities in terms of deployment of a new SDDC and upgrades as you move into later releases. As per the release notes:

As a part of the operations management layer, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager provides deployment, lifecycle management and configuration drift management in an SDDC that is compliant with VMware Validated Design for Software-Defined Data Center 4.3.
At this stage, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager is not used in the upgrade of the vRealize Suite components to VVD 4.3.”

VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus ESXi 6.5 U2
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 U2
vSphere Update Manager 6.5 U2
vSphere Replication 6.5.1.3
VMware vSAN Standard or higher vSAN 6.6.1 U2
VMware NSX Data Center Advanced or higher NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.1
VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.2
VMware vRealize Operations Manager Advanced or higher vRealize Operations Manager 6.7
vRealize Operations Management Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.5.2
vRealize Operations Management Pack for Storage Devices 6.0.5
vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1.1
VMware vRealize Log Insight vRealize Log Insight 4.6
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for NSX for vSphere 3.7
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Automation 7.3+ 2.1
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Orchestrator 7.0.1+ 2.0
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for vRealize Business 1.0
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 3.2
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Linux 1.0
vRealize Log Insight Content Pack for Site Recovery Manager 1.5
VMware vRealize Automation Advanced or higher vRealize Automation 7.4
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced vRealize Business for Cloud 7.4
VMware Site Recovery Manager Enterprise Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1.1

In terms of security this is a key point to note as per the VVD release notes:

“VMware makes available patches and releases to address critical security issues for several products. Verify that you are using the latest security patches for a given component when deploying VMware Validated Design.”

VVD FAQ:
https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-34266

VVD Quick References:
http://vmwa.re/vvd

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