Note: The session slides have a lot more details, KB links, etc. so grab the slides if want more details.
High Level Plan
-Product landing page and KBs
-Whitepapers like what’s new?
-Check the readme for bugs/issues
-Check blogs (Emad Younis)
-Scope for the deployment features
-Scope for the migration environment
-Ask: Greenfield or brownfield?
Test Environment (Lab)
-Learn new features
-Determine deployment considerations
-Document your design
-Physical, nested, or home lab options
-Test plan – PSC HA, vCenter HA, VM encryption, etc.
-Determine features to implement, feature configuration, runbook
-Topology – PSC – embedded or external?
-Hardware – EVC mode, VMFS version, networking
-Document features – Predictive DRS, etc.
-Migration plan – The what, who and when (maintenance windows, etc.)
-Output: Design docs, run books, migration plan
-Use GSS – Basic, production, business critical, mission critical
-Consider VMware Professional services
-Output: Complete environment, updated design doc, updated run books, stakeholder sign-off