A Provider VM outage will block all VMware Data Services Manager operations for users of any role, except:
It is your responsibility to choose a tool and configure it to monitor the VMware Data Services Manager web endpoint.
The important components in a Provider VM include:
Extended downtime or degradation of any of these components will affect the reliability of your VMware Data Services Manager installation.
How do you determine when an issue is severe enough to manually invoke failover and promote a Standby Provider?
Based on the information that you gather, you may choose to failover and promote a Standby Provider, or to repair the existing Primary Provider.
If you choose failover, you must identify a Standby Provider to promote.
After you ensure that the Standby Provider that you choose for failover is healthy and is synchronized with the Primary, promote this Standby Provider.
If you choose to repair the existing Provider VM, perform the required tasks, and then verify that the Provider and the HA cluster are functioning correctly.