You create a virtual machine folder for the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle virtual machine in the protected VMware Cloud Foundation instance. You later use this folder to configure folder mappings in Site Recovery Manager between the protected and recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instances.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the management domain vCenter Server at https://<protected_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui in the protected VMware Cloud Foundation instance as administrator@vsphere.local.
  2. In the VMs and templates inventory, navigate to the default management data center, right-click the data center, and select New folder > New VM and template folder.

  3. In the New folder dialog box, enter the folder name according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click OK.

  4. Move the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle virtual machine to the destination folder.

    1. Right-click the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle virtual machine and select Move to folder.

    2. In the Move to folder dialog box, select the VMware Aria Suite Lifecycle virtual machine folder and click OK.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start 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!"
    
    $sddcDomain = "sfo-m01"
    
    $folderName = "xint-m01-fd-vrslcm"
    $vmList = "xint-vrslcm01"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-VMFolder -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomain -folderName $folderName
  4. Move the virtual machine by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Move-VMtoFolder -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomain -vmList $vmList -folder $folderName