Architecting a vCloud is intended to serve as a reference for cloud architects. The target audience is VMware Certified Professionals (VCP) familiar with VMware products, particularly VMware vSphere (vCenter Server, ESXi, vShield Manager), vCenter Chargeback, and vCloud Director.
Before proceeding with the rest of this document you should have read the vCloud service definition for the type of cloud you are building (private or public). This document is not intended as a substitute for detailed product documentation, nor is it a step-by-step guide for installing a vCloud. Also, you should have access to the following documentation referred to throughout this document for step-by-step instructions on installing and configuring various components.
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