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.
- 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.
- Log in to your account on Google Cloud.
- In the Google Cloud VMware Engine site, click Resources on the left navigation.
- Under Private Clouds, click the private cloud you want to protect with VMware Cloud DR.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.