After implementing the Private Cloud Automation for VMware Cloud Foundation validated solution, set up planned fail over and disaster recovery for vRealize Automation components in the VMware Cloud Foundation system.
By activating NSX Federation and promoting the NSX segment to a cross-instance NSX segment, the solution can support planned failover and disaster recovery between VMware Cloud Foundation instances. vRealize Automation is connected to the management networks in both primary and recovery locations through the NSX global Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways.
You use vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager to provide both orchestrated protection and recovery of the vRealize Automation and dependencies, such as vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, Workspace ONE Access, and vRealize Operations. As a result, after a planned failover or recovery operation, you can resume using vRealize Automation once recovery operations are completed without changes to vRealize Automation network configuration. An additional standalone NSX Tier-1 gateway on the cross-instance NSX segment in the recovery region, is deployed in standby to support load balancing across the highly-available vRealize Automation cluster after planned failover or disaster recovery.
When implementing this solution to support the fail over of vRealize Automation between VMware Cloud Foundation instances configure vRealize Automation to use NTP servers that are locally available to provide a higher NTP availability and resilience when a planned fail over or disaster recovery occurs.
For validated site protection and recovery solutions, see Site Protection and Disaster Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation.