If the management domain is configured with two availability zones, to activate failover to the second availability zone, move the vRealize Log Insight virtual machines to the VM group for the first availability zone. The virtual machine write operations are performed synchronously across both availability zones and each availability zone has a copy of the data.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the management domain vCenter Server at https://<management_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui as administrator@vsphere.local.
  2. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the management domain vCenter Server tree and expand the management domain data center.
  3. Select the default management vSphere cluster and click the Configure tab.

  4. In the left pane, select Configuration > VM/Host groups.

  5. Select the VM group for the first availability zone and click Add.

  6. In the Add group member dialog box, select the three virtual machines of the vRealize Log Insight cluster and click OK.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start Windows PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = "sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $sddcDomainName = "sfo-m01"
    $groupName = "primary_az_vmgroup"
    $vmList = "sfo-vrli01a,sfo-vrli01b,sfo-vrli01c"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-VmGroup -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomainName -name $groupName -vmList $vmList