Depending on the deployment requirements, you can add more Replicator Service instances to your disaster recovery environment even after configuring the Cloud Service.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Log in to the service management interface of the newly deployed Cloud Replicator Appliance instance.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Cloud-Replicator-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. If you log in to the appliance for the first time, you must change the initial root user password.
    1. Enter the initial root user password that you set during the OVA deployment.
    2. Enter and confirm a new password.
      The password that you enter must be a secured password with a minimum of eight characters and it must consist of:
      • At least one lowercase letter.
      • At least one uppercase letter.
      • At least one number.
      • At least one special character, such as & # %.
    3. Click Apply.
      The Getting Started tab opens.
  3. In the left pane, click Settings and next to Lookup Service Address click Edit.
  4. In the Lookup Service Details window, enter the vCenter Server Lookup service address.
    1. Press Tab and autocomplete the address as https://Lookup-Service-IP-address:443/lookupservice/sdk.
    2. Click Apply.
    3. Verify and accept the SSL certificate of the vCenter Server Lookup service.
  5. Verify that the vCenter Server Lookup service connectivity is operational.
    1. In the left pane, click System Monitoring.
    2. Under Service status, verify that Lookup Service connectivity shows a green check status.
  6. Log in to the Manager Service service management interface.
    1. In a Web browser, go to https://Appliance-IP-Address:8441/ui/admin.
    2. Select Appliance login or SSO login and enter the root or the single sign-on user credentials.
    3. Click Login.
  7. In the left pane, click Replicator Services.
  8. On the Replicator Services administration page, click New.
  9. In the New Local Replicator Service window, enter the details for the new Replicator Service instance and click Add.
    Option Description
    Service Endpoint address Enter the IP address and port 8043 of the new Cloud Replicator Appliance instance that runs the Replicator Service instance.

    For example, https://Cloud-Replicator-Appliance-IP-address:8043.

    Appliance Password The root user password for the new Cloud Replicator Appliance instance as set during the initial Replicator Service configuration.
    SSO Admin Username A user with administrative privileges in the local site single sign-on domain, for example Administrator@VSPHERE.LOCAL.
    SSO Password The password for the single sign-on administrative user.
    Description Optionally, enter a description for the new Replicator Service instance you are registering.
    If you enter the FQDN of Cloud Replicator Appliance, the management interface always shows the IP address of this Cloud Replicator Appliance instance.
  10. Verify and accept the SSL certificate of the Replicator Service.
    On the Replicator Services administration page, you now see a green check status for the new Replicator Service instance added to this Manager Service.
  11. Verify that the connectivity of the Manager Service to the new instance of Replicator Service is operational.
    1. In the left pane, click System Health.
    2. Under Local Replicator Services, verify that for the new Replicator Service instance Service connectivity shows a green check status.
  12. To start using the new Replicator Service instance, re-pair this cloud site with all paired cloud sites.
    On-premises sites in up to 30 minutes detect the new Cloud Replicator Appliance instance and automatically reconfigure the On-Premises to Cloud Director Replication Appliance to start using the new Replicator Service instance. Alternatively, for the on-premises sites to start immediately using the new Replicator Service instance, re-pair these on-premises sites for the On-Premises to Cloud Director Replication Appliance instances to learn about the new Cloud Replicator Appliance instance.

Results

A new Replicator Service instance is added to the VMware Cloud Director Availability cloud site.

What to do next

  • To add another Replicator Service instance, repeat this procedure.
  • To use the new Replicator Service instance, re-pair all paired cloud sites.