To reestablish the trust between the on-premises site and a remote site, repair with the remote site from the on-premises site by using the appliance management interface.

This procedure applies for the following appliance roles:
  • On-Premises to Cloud Director Replication Appliance, see step 4.
  • On-Premises to Cloud vCenter Replication Appliance, see step 5.
  • vCenter Replication Management Appliance, see step 5.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the management interface of the VMware Cloud Director Availability On-premises Appliance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://On-Premises-Appliance-IP-address/ui/admin.
    2. Log in as the root user.
  2. In the left pane, click Settings.
  3. Under Site settings next to Pairing, click Repair.
  4. Depending on the appliance role and the remote site, choose one of the following repairing methods and complete the pairing.
    • For vSphere DR and migration, to re-establish the trust with a remote vCenter Server site, skip this step and complete step 5.
    • Alternatively, to re-establish the trust with a cloud site backed by VMware Cloud Director, complete the Update Pairing by following this step then skip step 5.
    1. On the Site Details page, verify the site name and description and click Next.
    2. On the Lookup Service page, enter the single sign-on user credentials for the vCenter Server Lookup service and click Next.
    3. On the Cloud Service Details page, provide the credentials of the VMware Cloud Director organization administrator user, then to allow the cloud site permissions, toggle the cloud access and log collection and click Next.
      Option Description
      Service Endpoint address

      Enter the address of the cloud site's Service Endpoint:443 as provided by the cloud provider.

      Organization Admin Enter the user name of a VMware Cloud Director organization administrator user. For example, use admin@org.
      Organization Password Enter the password of the VMware Cloud Director organization administrator user.
      Allow access from Cloud
      Activated access from the cloud site:
      Allows privileged VMware Cloud Director users like the cloud provider and the organization administrators without authenticating to the on-premises site to perform operations from the VMware Cloud Director Availability Tenant Portal:
      • Browse and discover on-premises workloads to replicate them to the cloud site.
      • Reverse existing replications from the cloud site to the on-premises site.
      • Replicate cloud site workloads to the on-premises site.
      Deactivated cloud site access:
      • Configuring a new replication requires users to explicitly authenticate to the on-premises VMware Cloud Director Availability Tenant Portal.
      • Cannot reverse existing replications to the on-premises site.
      • Allows privileged VMware Cloud Director users to modify existing replications and perform migrate or failover.
      Allow log collection from Cloud
      • To simplify troubleshooting, activate log collection from the cloud site. This allows the cloud provider and the organization administrators without authenticating to each paired on-premises appliance to obtain its logs.
      • Leave cloud site log collection deactivated to require authenticating to the on-premises appliance management interface for downloading the on-premises appliance logs.
      If the cloud site does not use a valid CA-signed certificate, verify the thumbprint and accept the SSL certificate of the Service Endpoint.
    4. On the Ready to Complete page, if on-premises local placement is not configured, optionally, configure it now, and to complete the wizard click Finish.
      • You can now configure on-premises to cloud replications and you can leave the Configure local placement now toggle deactivated.
      • To enable the cloud to on-premises replications as well, activate the Configure local placement now toggle.
  5. To re-establish the trust with a remote vCenter Server site, in the Update Pairing window confirm the Service Endpoint.
    Option Description
    Service Endpoint
    • Enter the address of the Service Endpoint:443 of the remote VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.
    • Alternatively, enter port 8048 when both VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances reside in the same network.
    Description Optionally, enter a description for this vSphere site as an identifier.
    Verify the thumbprint and accept the SSL certificate of the Service Endpoint in the remote vCenter Server site.
  6. Verify that the connectivity to the paired site is operational.
    1. In the left pane, click System Health.
    2. Verify that for the site you re-paired, Service connectivity shows a green OK status.

Results

The pairing between this on-premises site and the remote site is re-established.