Onboarding to VMware Cloud DR begins with learning about and signing up to buy the service.
1 Learn, Try, and Buy VMware Cloud DR
|A one-stop-shop to learn, try, and buy VMware Cloud DR. Explore multiple resources and tools that help you to effectively plan and execute your data protection strategy.
|Discover how much you can save with VMware Cloud DR.
|VMware Cloud DR Planner
|Plan for DR by using this tool to size and estimate associated costs of your DR solution.
|Hands On Lab
|Learn how to use VMware Cloud DR with the Hands On Lab.
|Buy the service online
|It's easy to buy VMware Cloud DR online.
2 Set Up the VMware Cloud DR Service
|Fill out the pre-deployment checklist.
|Gather relevant information needed for deploying and setting up the service.
|Add the service
|Add the VMware Cloud DR service to your VMware Cloud Organization.
|Create a subscription
|Create a subscription for protected capacity based upon your DR requirements.
|Activate recovery region
|After you add the service, you must activate an AWS region to use for recovery and data protection operations.
|Open VMware Cloud DR
|Open VMware Cloud DR when you are ready to start configuring the main components.
Invite users to your organization and grant them specific roles, based on their intended use of the service.
Create an API token from the VMware Cloud Services console to use with VMware Cloud DR.
|Add the API token
|When you log in to VMware Cloud DR, add an API token you created in the VMware Cloud Services console.
3 Configure VMware Cloud DR Main Components
To prepare your environment for disaster recovery operations, perform the following tasks:
When you deploy a cloud file system for the first time, you must select an AWS Availability Zone (AZ) that is used for disaster recovery failover operations.
Deploy a cloud file system for snapshot replication and cloud backup.
Set up a protected site, either a customer-managed vSphere or VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.
Once you set up a protected site, deploy the DRaaS Connector on it so you can begin replicating VM snapshots to the cloud file system.
4 Start Using VMware Cloud DR
To start using the service:
Create a protection group to enable snapshot replication to a cloud file system. Snapshots are later used for failover operations to a recovery SDDC.
Deploy a new or add an existing SDDC for recovery operations.
Configure a recovery plan to orchestrate failover of a protected site to a recovery SDDC.
Once you configure a recovery plan, you can run it as a failover, either for actual disaster recovery or for test operations.
Run a recovery plan for ransomware recovery.
You can choose to run a plan for ransomware recovery so you can analyse historical snapshots and perform forensics and recover comprosed VMs.
|When you are ready to restore a protected site, run a failback recovery plan to restore the site to its last best configuration.
You can test or run an actual ransomware recovery plan to analyze, inspect, and clean VMs attacked by ransomware and then restore them to a production site.