You can use VMware Site Recovery Manager™ with NSX-T Data Center Multisite version 3.0.2 or later for disaster recovery use cases.

For detailed instructions on using Site Recovery Manager, see the VMware Site Recovery Manager Documentation.

Site Recovery Manager supports the following workflows with NSX-T Data Center Multisite:
  • NSX-T Data Center Management VMs support full and test recovery of Management VMs (supported with or without NSX-T Data Center management cluster VIP).
  • NSX-T Data Center Compute VMs support full and test recovery of compute VMs. Recovered VMs in the disaster recovery site have their NSX-T Data Center tags and any firewall rules based on these NSX tags or other VM attributes, such as VM name. If a VM gets deleted from ESXi, NSX-T Data Center removes the VM from its inventory but saves its VM tag information internally for 30 minutes. If that VM, with same instanceUuid, gets recovered in that time frame it gets its original VM tags. After 30 minutes, the NSX-T Data Center admin must reconfigure its VM tags. For VMs on ESXi, instanceUUid and external Id values are the same.
    Note: For SRM planned migration:
    • SRM with array-based replication removes the VMs from the protected ESXi site and recovers those VMs to the recovery ESXi site. If that process takes more than 30 minutes, the VMs lose their NSX-T Data Center tags. As a result, the NSX-T Data Center admin must reconfigure those NSX-T Data Center tags.
    • SRM with vSphere Replication does not remove the VMs from the protected ESXi site. It powers them off and recover those VMs to the recovery ESXi site. As a result, the VMs never lose their VM tags.

For NSX Federation support of Site Recovery Manager, see Working with Site Recovery Manager and Federation.