For the cloud to cloud replications, you can specify the automatically discovered network settings of the vApp or virtual machine. After performing a migration, failover, or a test failover, VMware Cloud Director Availability attaches the selected network settings in the destination cloud site.
Since VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4, a reversed replication now creates the following auto-resolved and original mappings for the vApp networks:
|Original Network Mapping||Reverse Replication Network Mapping|
|If no destination network match for the reversed replication network is found.||No change. Keep the auto-resolved mapping of the source networks.|
|Alternatively, if multiple source networks connect to one destination network.|
|If a matching destination network for the reversed replication network is found.||Reverse the original network mapping, preserving the protected vApp configuration for connection to destination networks.|
- Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.4 or later is deployed in both cloud sites for preserving the original network settings of the protected vApps after reversing the replication.
- Verify that you can access VMware Cloud Director Availability as a tenant or as a service provider. For more information, see Accessing VMware Cloud Director Availability.
- To configure their destination network settings, select one or more cloud to cloud replications and click .
- In the Recovery settings window, configure the destination network settings of the selected replications.
- For migration and failover network settings, click the Migrate/failover tab.
- Alternatively, for test failover network settings, click the Test tab.
- In the left pane, click Networks.
Option Description Source networks See the name of the networks, and the virtual machine network interface cards (NIC). Type Shows the type of the network in the source site:
- Direct: network that directly connects to the organization VDC network.
- Isolated: network only within the vApp, not connected externally.
- Routed: you can specify a CIDR and connect to an external network.
Target networks Select the destination network to connect to in the destination site after a migration, failover, or test failover:
- Network name select to replicate the source vApp network in the destination site and connect the destination vApp to the selected orgVDC Network name in the destination site.
- Isolated replicates the source networks without connecting them to any network in the destination site.
- Network name (Not Available) when the destination network is no longer available it is listed as grayed-out.
- In the left pane, click Nics.
To see the number of the virtual machines and their NICs, expand the name of the parent vApp then expand each NIC. For each NIC, the network resolution, by default selected as Automatic means the source network gateway matches the destination gateway. Alternatively, select an organization VDC network to connect to. Status To activate the connection for that NIC to the destination organization VDC network, select the Connect at Power On check box. State Select the primary NIC for each virtual machine. MAC Address To reset the MAC address of the expanded NIC in the destination site, from the drop-down menu select Reset. IP Address
- None selected by default, no IP addressing mode is specified.
- Static - IP POOL select to obtain an IP address for the expanded NIC from an IP pool in the destination network. To commit the IP address changes to the virtual machine guest OS, click Guest customization.
- DHCP select to obtain an IP address for the expanded NIC when the connected destination network is configured with a DHCP server.
- Static - Manual select to enter a static IP address to the expanded NIC. To commit the IP address changes to the virtual machine guest OS, click Guest customization.
For more information about Guest customization, see Configure Recovery Settings and Guest Customization.
- Click Apply.