You can use a backup solution, such as vSphere Data Protection, to protect the data of your SDDC management components and of the tenant workloads.

Data protection solutions provide the following functions in the SDDC:

  • Backup and restore virtual machines.

  • Organization of virtual machines into groups by VMware product.

  • Store data according to company retention policies.

  • Inform administrators about backup and restore activities through reports.

vSphere Data Protection instances in the ROBO sites provide data protection for the products that implement the management capabilities of the SDDC. vSphere Data Protection stores backups of the management product virtual appliances on a shared storage allocation according to a defined schedule.

Figure 1. Data Protection Architecture for Remote office and Branch Office

Data Protection Architecture for ROBO