If your VMware Validated Design foundation deployment uses a Region B, and if you want to implement your scenario to use both regions, you can use the Distributed Logical Router (DLR) that is already set up for your dual-region scenario.

With a DLR, you have the following benefits and limitations.

  • Your environment can use on-demand networking

  • Virtual machines in your environment cannot migrate from one region to another.

To deploy a Region B scenario, perform these procedures.

  1. Set up the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center foundation for Region A and Region B.

  2. Deploy the Region A scenario using a DLR.

  3. Perform all procedures in Preparing for Region B Scenario Deployment.

  4. Select a scenario and perform all procedures in that scenario. Follow the steps for Region A, but use the networking information for Region B. This document includes two example scenarios.

    • Creating and Publishing Single-Machine Blueprints in Region B

    • Creating Self-Service Catalogues in Region B

    For all other scenarios, you use the Region A procedure with the Region B networking and host name information.

For example, for a dual-region deployment of the Dynamic Resource Tiering scenario, you use the following solution path.

  1. Deploy Region A and Region B the foundation.

  2. Perform all procedures listed in the Prerequisites in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A, including those in Preparing for Region A Deployment.

  3. Perform all procedures listed in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A.

    1. Create Storage Reservation Policies in Region A

    2. Apply a Storage Reservation Policy to a Datastore in Region A

    3. Enable Users to Change Storage Policies in Region A

    4. Provision a Virtual Machine With a Modified Storage Policy in Region A

  4. Perform all procedures in Preparing for Region B Deployment.

  5. Perform all procedures listed in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A, but use the network and host name information for Region B.

This guide includes explicit instructions for implementing the following scenarios in Region B using a DLR.

Scenario

Prerequisites

Provision Workload On...

Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region B

  • Preparing for Region B Deployment

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Creating Self Service Catalogues in Region B

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