The Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution has objectives to deliver prescriptive content about the solution so that it is fast to deploy and is suitable for use in production environments.

VMware Validated Solution Objective


Main objective

Activate the protection of on-premises business workloads against a ransomware attack and their recovery to a VMware Cloud platform.

VMware Cloud Foundation architecture support

  • vSAN ReadyNodes

    • Standard

  • Dell VxRail Nodes

    • Standard

For questions related to consolidated architecture support, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Cloud-Based Ransomware Recovery.

Workload domain type support

  • Virtual infrastructure (VI) workload domain

Scope of implementation

  • Configuration of solution components:

    • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery

    • VMware Cloud on AWS

  • Installation and configuration of solution components:

    • VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery DRaaS Connector

  • Configuration of VMware Cloud Foundation components:

    • vCenter Server

Scope of guidance

  • Deployment and configuration of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery for VI workload domains.

  • Operational guidance for the cloud-based ransomware components such as operational and post-maintenance validation.

  • Solution interoperability with solution components, such as monitoring and alerting, logging, and life cycle management.

Cloud type

Hybrid Cloud

Authentication, authorization, and access control

  • Use of roles for least-privilege access control.

  • Use of service accounts and least-privilege access control for solution integration.