A VMware Cloud DR protected site encompasses vCenters, protection groups, and DR plans.

To set up a protected site, you create the site and then deploy the DRaaS Connector as a virtual machine into your vSphere environment, either on-premises or a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC.

After you set up a protected site, you create protection groups to replicate snapshots to a cloud file system. You can then use available snapshots from the cloud file system to recover protected VMs into your Recovery SDDC using DR Plans. Once the protected site is available, you can initiate failback.

Architecture diagram of a site protected by the DRaaS Connector.