First you deploy the
VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. Then you perform an initial configuration of each appliance so that all the components in the disaster recovery infrastructure are visible and able to connect.
Installation Requirements in the Cloud Before you start deploying and configuring the cloud VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances, verify that your cloud site environment meets the specific requirements.
Deploying in the Cloud In a cloud environment with VMware Cloud Director™, you can deploy VMware Cloud Director Availability. By using a single OVA file, you deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances either by using the vSphere Client, or VMware OVF Tool.
Installation Checklist Follow the interactive installation checklist that guides you through the required steps of the installation process.
Configuring the Cloud Appliances To configure the VMware Cloud Director Availability solution, in a single cloud site you perform an initial configuration of the Manager Service, the Cloud Service, the Replicator Service, and the Tunnel Service. Then you register the services in the cloud site, and pair cloud sites.
Customer Experience Improvement Program You can configure VMware Cloud Director Availability™ to participate in VMware’s Customer Experience Improvement Program (“CEIP”). When you join CEIP, VMware receives anonymous information to improve the quality, reliability, and functionality of VMware products and services.