You can configure backup for each SDDC management component separately. For this scenario, no requirement to back up the entire SDDC exists, and this design does not imply such an operation. Some products can perform internal configuration backups. Use those products in addition to the whole VM component backups as appropriate.

Table 1. Component Backup Jobs Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

SDDC-OPS-BKP-012

Use the internal configuration backup features within VMware NSX.

Restoring small configuration files can be a faster and less destructive method to achieve a similar restoration of functionality.

An FTP server is required for the NSX configuration backup.

Backup Jobs in Region A

Create a single backup job for the components of a management application according to the node configuration of the application in Region A.  

Table 2. VM Backup Jobs in Region A

Product

Image VM Backup Jobs in Region A

Application VM Backup Jobs in Region A

ESXi

Backup is not applicable

-

Platform Services Controller

Part of the vCenter Server backup job

-

vCenter Server

Management Job

  • Management Job

    • mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    • mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local 

  • Compute Job

    • comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    • comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

NSX for vSphere

  • Management Job

    • mgmt01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • Compute Job

    • comp01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Automation

  • vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

  • vra01bus01.rainpole.local

  • vra01buc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

  • vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

  • vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

  • vra01dem01.rainpole.local

  • vra01dem02.rainpole.local

  • vra01vro01a.rainpole.local

  • vra01vro01b.rainpole.local

  • vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

vRealize Log Insight

  • vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Operations Manager

  • vrops-mstrn-01.rainpole.local

  • vrops-repln-02.rainpole.local

  • vrops-datan-03.rainpole.local

  • vrops-rmtcol-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • vrops-rmtcol-02.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Orchestrator

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job

-

vRealize Business Server

vRealize Business Data Collector

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job

-

Backup Jobs in Region B

Create a single backup job for the components of a management application according to the node configuration of the application in Region B. The backup jobs in Region B are not applicable to a single-region SDDC implementation.

Table 3. VM Backup Jobs in Region B

Product

Image VM Backups in Region B

Application VM Backup Jobs in Region B

ESXi

Backup is not applicable

None

Platform Services Controller

Part of the vCenter Server backup job

vCenter Server

  • Management Job

    • mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

    • mgmt01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • Compute Job

    • comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local 

    • comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

NSX for vSphere

  • Management Job

    • mgmt01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • Compute Job

    • comp01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation

  • vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local

  • vra01buc51.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Log Insight

  • vrli-mstr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • vrli-wrkr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • vrli-wrkr-52.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Operations Manager

  • vrops-rmtcol-51.lax01.rainpole.local

  • vrops-rmtcol-52.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Business Data Collector

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job