Before you can set up a Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud as a protected site, you must perform a minor task and obtain key information from Google Cloud.

Before setting up a Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud as a protected site, do the following:
  • Elevate the privileges of the CloudOwner@gve.local user in Google Cloud. (For more information, see Elevating VMware Engine privileges.)
  • Obtain the login credentials for the CloudOwner@gve.local user in Google Cloud.
  • Obtain the IP address of the vCenter Server on Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud.

As a prerequisite, if you are using either static IP assignment or DHCP on your Google Cloud VMware Engine, you must include a Google Cloud VMware Engine internal DNS server when you configure the DRaaS Connector.

Procedure

  1. Log in to your account on Google Cloud.
  2. In the Google Cloud VMware Engine site, click Resources on the left navigation.
  3. Under Private Clouds, click the private cloud you want to protect with VMware Cloud DR.
  4. From the Summary tab, in the Basic Info section under Status, click View under vCenter login info. Copy the credentials of the CloudOwner@gve.local user, which you will use to register vCenter with the DRaaS Connector.
  5. Next, in the Danger zone section, click Elevate to elevate the privileges of the CloudOwner@gve.local user. If you do not elevate the privileges for this user, then you cannot register vCenter with the DRaaS Connector.
  6. Last, select the vSphere Management Network tab to obtain the IP address of vCenter server on Google Cloud. Copy the IP address of the vCenter Server Appliance.
  7. Exit Google Cloud.

What to do next

With this information, you can now set up your Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud as a protected site.