Enable replication of the virtual machines that build up the primary functionality of the cloud management platform to support failover 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. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click VMs and Templates.
  3. Navigate to the vRA01 VM folder.



    vCenter Server


    Data center




  4. On the vRA01 page, click the VMs tab, click Virtual Machines, and select the virtual machines of vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and the vRealize Business Server.

    vRealize Automation Component

    VM Name

    IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator


    IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator


    IaaS Web Server


    IaaS Web Server


    Microsoft SQL Server


    vRealize Appliance


    vRealize Appliance


    vRealize Automation DEM Worker


    vRealize Automation DEM Worker


    vRealize Orchestrator Appliance


    vRealize Orchestrator Appliance


    vRealize Business Appliance


  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 12 Virtual Machines wizard opens. 

  7. On the Validation page, wait until the process completes successfully and 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 LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 as datastore for replicated files.
    3. In the Select a target location pane, select LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 to select the root folder of the datastore and click OK.

    4. 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 Automation and vRealize Orchestrator 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.

    Replication configuration for the virtual machines from the cloud management platform starts.

  15. (Optional) Monitor the replication progress.
    1. From the Home menu, select vSphere Replication and click the Home tab.
    2. Select the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and click Monitor to open the replication configuration page for this vCenter Server instance
    3. On the Monitor tab, click the vSphere Replication tab, and select Outgoing Replications.