Implementing the Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery or VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution includes activating the VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery service, preparing your VMware Cloud Foundation instance, and establishing a connection between the two.

For information on the cloud-based ransomware recovery design, see Detailed Design for Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation.

Prerequisites

To complete the implementation of Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 1. Prerequisites for Implementation of Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation

Category

Prerequisite

Environment

Active Directory

  • Verify that Active Directory Domain Controllers are available in the environment.

If you want to use the infrastructure-as-code method for the implementation and configuration of the Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, verify that your system fulfills the following prerequisites.

Table 2. Prerequisites for CLI Implementation of Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation

CLI Method

Prerequisite

PowerShell

  • Verify that your system has Microsoft PowerShell 5.1 installed. See Microsoft PowerShell.

  • Install the PowerValidatedSolutions PowerShell module together with the supporting modules from the PowerShell Gallery by running the following commands.
    Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.1.0
    Install-Module -Name VMware.vSphere.SsoAdmin -MinimumVersion 1.3.9
    Install-Module -Name ImportExcel -MinimumVersion 7.8.5
    Install-Module -Name PowerVCF -MinimumVersion 2.4.0
    Install-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.7.0
  • Import the PowerValidatedSolutions and the PowerCLI PowerShell modules by running the following commands.
    Import-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -MinimumVersion 13.1.0
    Import-Module -Name PowerValidatedSolutions -MinimumVersion 2.7.0