By default, VMware Cloud Director Availability can access all provider virtual data centers (VDCs) that the VMware Cloud Director instance manages. As a service provider, you can manage the accessible provider VDCs for each VMware Cloud Director Availability instance.

Note: In a multi-site deployment when the vCenter Server instances are in separate data centers but in the same SSO domain, the Replicator Service tries connecting to all vCenter Server instances in the SSO domain, even restricted provider VDCs. If this connectivity is not possible to some remote vCenter Server due to network restrictions, navigating to System Health in the user interface can be slow and the logs can contain messages about connectivity problems.


  1. Log in to the management interface of the Cloud Replication Management Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login or SSO login and enter the root or the single sign-on user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  2. In the left pane under Configuration, click Settings.
  3. Under Site details next to Accessible Provider VDCs, click Edit.
  4. In the Accessible Provider VDCs window, select VMware Cloud Director Availability can access the following Provider VDCs and enable the provider VDCs that this VMware Cloud Director Availability instance can access.
    VMware Cloud Director Availability now limits the visible inventory objects in replication wizards to this selection of provider VDCs.

What to do next

You can create replications only by using inventory objects that belong to the selected provider VDCs.