Restore the vRealize Automation vSphere Proxy Agent nodes and vRealize Business Data Collector in Region B by using a backup that is created as a result from the scheduled backup job for the nodes.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Shut down all vRealize Automation virtual machines.
    1. Select Home > Hosts and Clusters.
    2. On the Backup Sources page, fully expand the Virtual Machines tree.

      Object

      Value

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      LAX01

      Cluster

      LAX01-Mgmt01

    3. Navigate to each vRealize Automation virtual machine in the following order, right-click the appliance object, select Power > Shut Down Guest OS and click Yes in the Confirm Guest Shut Down dialog box.

      vRealize Automation Component

      VM Name

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local

      vSphere Proxy Agent

      vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local

      vRealize Business Data Collector

      vra01buc51.lax01.rainpole.local

  3. Restore the latest vRealize Automation backups from the vSphere Data Protection server.
    1. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click VDP icon.
    2. On the Welcome to vSphere Data Protection page, select mgmt01vdp51 from the VDP Appliance drop-down menu, and click Connect.
    3. Click the Restore tab.
    4. Select a node virtual machine of vRealize Automation.

      You see the list of the backups of the virtual machine.

    5. Select the check box for the latest virtual machine backup and click the back arrow to return to the list of backups.
    6. Select the latest backups of the other virtual machines of vRealize Automation.
    7. Click Restore on the toolbar.

      The Restore backup wizard opens showing the selected backups.

    8. On the Select Backup page, click Next.
    9. On the Set Restore Options page, select Restore to original location for each virtual machine, and click Next.
    10. On the Ready to Complete page, if there is a check box to confirm restore, select it and click Finish.
    11. Click OK to close the Info dialog.
  4. Verify that the restore is successful.
    1. Click the Configuration tab on the vSphere Data Protection page, and click Log.
    2. Locate the following logs.
      Restore of client named vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local completed.
      Restore of client named vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local completed.
      Restore of client named vra01buc51.lax01.rainpole.local completed.
  5. Power on the nodes of vRealize Automation.
    1. Navigate to the vra01ias51 virtual machine, right-click the appliance object and select Power > Power On.
    2. Navigate to the vra01ias52 virtual machine, right-click the appliance object and select Power > Power On.
    3. Navigate to the vra01buc51 virtual machine, right-click the appliance object and select Power > Power On.
  6. Verify that vRealize Automation is up and functions flawlessly after vRealize Automation restore.

What to do next

Verify that vRealize Automation is up and functions flawlessly after vRealize Automation restore. See Validate vRealize Automation in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.