Start up the virtual machines of the SDDC management stack by following a strict order to guarantee the faultless operation of and the integration between the applications.

Before you begin, verify that external dependencies for your SDDC, such as Active Directory, DNS, and NTP are available.

Ensure that the console of the VM and its services are all up before moving to the next VM.

Virtual Machine in Region A

Virtual Machine in Region B

Startup  Order

Core Stack Total

Number of VMs (21)

Core Stack Total

Number of VMs (13)

1

sfo01m01psc01

lax01m01psc01

1

sfo01w01psc01

lax01w01psc01

1

sfo01psc01 (0,1)

lax01psc01 (0,1)

2

sfo01m01vc01

lax01m01vc01

3

sfo01w01vc01

lax01w01vc01

3

sfo01m01nsx01

lax01m01nsx01

4

sfo01w01nsx01

lax01w01nsx01

4

sfo01m01nsxc01

-

5

sfo01m01nsxc02

-

5

sfo01m01nsxc03

-

5

sfo01w01nsxc01

-

5

sfo01w01nsxc02

-

5

sfo01w01nsxc03

-

5

sfo01m01lb01 (0,1)

lax01m01lb01 (0,1)

6

sfo01m01udlr01 (0,1)

-

6

sfo01m01esg01

lax01m01esg01

6

sfo01m01esg02

lax01m01esg02

6

sfo01w01udlr01 (0,1)

-

6

sfo01w01dlr01 (0,1)

lax01w01dlr01(0,1)

6

sfo01w01esg01

lax01w01esg01

6

sfo01w01esg02

lax01w01esg02

6

Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

Total Number of VMs (1)

Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)

Total Number of VMs (1)

2

sfo01umds01

lax01umds01

1

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Total Number of VMs (2)

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Total Number of VMs (2)

2

sfo01m01vrms01

lax01m01vrms01

1

sfo01m01srm01

lax01m01srm01

1

vRealize Automation

Total Number of VMs (11)

vRealize Automation

Total Number of VMs (2)

3

vra01mssql01

-

1

vra01svr01a

-

2

vra01svr01b

-

2

vra01iws01a

-

3

vra01iws01b

-

4

vra01ims01a

-

5

vra01ims01b

-

6

sfo01ias01a

lax01ias01a

7

sfo01ias01b

lax01ias01b

7

vra01dem01a

-

7

vra01dem01b

-

7

vRealize Business for Cloud

Total Number of VMs (2)

vRealize Business for Cloud

Total Number of VMs (1)

4

vrb01svr01

-

1

sfo01vrbc01

lax01vrbc01

2

vRealize Operations 

Manager Total Number of VMs (5)

vRealize Operations Manager

Total Number of VMs (2)

5

vrops01svr01a

-

1

vrops01svr01b

-

2

vrops01svr01c

-

3

sfo01vropsc01a

lax01vropsc01a

4

sfo01vropsc01b

lax01vropsc01b

4

vRealize Log Insight

Total Number of VMs (3)

vRealize Log Insight

Total Number of VMs (3)

5

sfo01vrli01a

lax01vrli01a

1

sfo01vrli01b

lax01vrli01b

2

sfo01vrli01c

lax01vrli01c

2

vSphere Data Protection

Total Number of VMs (1)

vSphere Data Protection

Total Number of VMs (1)

5

sfo01m01vdp01

lax01m01vdp01

1