VMware Cloud Director Availability™ is a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution. Between multi-tenant clouds and on-premises, with asynchronous replications, VMware Cloud Director Availability migrates, protects, fails over, and reverses failover of vApps and virtual machines. VMware Cloud Director Availability is available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program.
- From an on-premises vCenter Server site to a VMware Cloud Director site
- From a VMware Cloud Director site to an on-premises vCenter Server site
- From one VMware Cloud Director site to another VMware Cloud Director site
- Cloud Site
In a single cloud site, one
VMware Cloud Director Availability instance consists of:
- One Cloud Replication Management Appliance
- One or more Cloud Replicator Appliance instances
- One Cloud Tunnel Appliance
- On-Premises Site
- In an on-premises environment, a single VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance supports the replication management for tenants by using the VMware Cloud Director Availability vSphere Client Plug-In.
What's New in the VMware Cloud Director Availability Documentation
- Migration to VMware Cloud Director service now contains an overview of the configuration and two new diagrams. SDDC Network Configuration Summary is also new and lists the SDDC objects created in VMware Cloud on AWS for migrations to Cloud Director service.
- Using Replications contains new sections:
- Stretching Layer 2 Networks allows the service providers to stretch on-premises networks across the cloud site for migrations from the on-premises site to the cloud site that allow network connectivity between already migrated and not yet migrated virtual machines as in the same network segment.
- VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 supports NSX-T backed cloud sites.
- VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2.1 supports both NSX-T and NSX-V in the cloud site.
Documentation Phases Map
- Day 0 Operations
Represents the design phase, when requirements are specified and the architecture is completed.
- Day 1 Operations
- Contains the prerequisites for deploying the virtual appliances and their installation and configuration as designed in the Day 0 phase. Also in this phase, the infrastructure, network, and external services are initially configured. The initial design is deployed and the infrastructure is configured, based on the designed specifications.
- Day 2 Operations
- Focuses on the daily routine operations like authentication, using replications, and maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Configuring the settings of the network interface cards (NIC), replacing the SSL certificates of the appliances, stretching L2 networks, configuring provider and tenants events, bandwidth throttling, evacuating datastore, etc.
|Stage of the Lifecycle||Prerequisites Documentation for Each Version||Operations||Additional Documentation|
|Day 0 Phase:
||Before deployment, see the latest major version 4.2 Release Notes.|
|Day 1 Phase:
||In the cloud site, for the deployment prerequisites and to install and configure, or to upgrade, see the Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide in the Cloud.||Migration to Cloud Director service Guide contains the architecture, the SDDC configuration, deployment, and pairing necessary for migration to VMware Cloud Director service from on-premises and from cloud sites.|
|In the on-premises site, for the deployment prerequisites and to install, configure, or to upgrade, see the Installation, Configuration, and Upgrade Guide On-Premises.|
|Day 2 Phase:
||To access, authenticate, and replicate workloads for disaster recovery protection or migration, see the User Guide.|
|To manage paired cloud sites, replace SSL certificates, configure NIC settings, stretch networks, notify and monitor, and maintain, see the Administration Guide.|
- Architecting VMware Cloud Director Availability
- VMware Product Interoperability Matrix
- Cloud Director Availability Product Page
- VMware Cloud Director Availability Upgrade Path
- VMware Cloud Director Availability Network Ports
- VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 Configuration Maximums
- VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 API Programming Guide
- VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.2 API Reference
- VMware Cloud Director Documentation
- VMware vSphere Documentation
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Since June 2020, VMware Cloud Director Availability replaces the previous product names. For the services and the appliances naming, see the VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0 Release Notes.