Configure the replication of the virtual machines that participate in the analytics cluster of the vRealize Operations Manager to support failover of vRealize Operations Manager to Region B.


  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select VMs and Templates.
  3. Navigate to the vROps01 VM folder.



    vCenter Server


    Data center




  4. On the vROps01 page, click the VMs tab, click Virtual Machines and select the virtual machines of the analytics cluster.




    Master node


    Master replica node


    Data node 1

  5. Right-click the VM selection, and select All vSphere Replication Actions > Configure Replication.
  6. Click Yes in the dialog box about performing replication for all objects.

    The Configure Replication for 3 Virtual Machines wizard opens.

  7. On the Validation page of the Configuration Replication dialog box, wait until the validation completes, click Next. 
  8. On the Replication type page, select Replicate to a vCenter Server and click Next.
  9. On the Target site page, select the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server in Region B and click Next.

  10. On the Replication server page, select Auto-assign vSphere Replication server and click Next.

    If the environment contains several replications servers, selecting this option makes use of any of these replication servers.

  11. On the Target location page, set the location on the vSAN datastore in Region B to store replicated VM files.
    1. Click the Edit for all link.

    2. In the Select Target Location dialog box, select the LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore from the datastore list in the upper part of the dialog box.
    3. In the Select a target location pane, select the LAX01-VSAN01-MGMT01 root folder underneath, and click OK.

      vSphere Replication will create a folder in the root datastore folder for the vRealize Operations Manager VMs.

    4. Back on the Target Location page, click Next.

  12. On the Replication options page, select only the Enable network compression for VR data check box, and click Next.
    • Do not enable guest OS quiescing because some of the vRealize Operations Manager databases do not support quiescing. Quiescing might result in a cluster failure because virtual disks remain in frozen state for too long. 

    • Compression requires extra resources. Do not enable it if the hosts are over-utilized.

  13. On the Recovery settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.
    1. Set the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) to 15 minutes.
    2. Select Enable under Point in time instances and keep 3 instances per day for the last 1 days.

  14. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.
  15. (Optional) Monitor the replication progress.
    1. In the vSphere Web Client, click Home > vSphere Replication and click the Home tab. 
    2. Select the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and click Monitor to open the page for replication configuration page for this vCenter Server instance.
    3. On the Monitor tab, click the vSphere Replication tab and select Outgoing Replications.