To deploy the two vSphere Replication virtual appliances, one in the protected region, and one in the recovery region, your environment must satisfy certain hardware and software requirements.

Software Requirements

Before you install vSphere Replication, make sure that you have the following configuration available in your environment.

Component

Requirement

Installation package

Download the vSphere Replication .iso image and mount it on the machine that you use to access the vSphere Web Client.

Email address of the vSphere Replication site administrators

Get the email addresses of the vSphere Replication site administrators. 

IP Addresses, Host Names, and Network Configuration

In each region, allocate a static IP address and FQDN for vSphere Replication, and map the host name to the IP address.

Table 1. Network Configuration of vSphere Replication in Region A

Setting

Value

Host name

sfo01m01vrms01

Static IPv4 address

172.16.11.123

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.16.11.253

DNS servers

172.16.11.5

FQDN

sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Used ports

5480

NTP servers

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

Table 2. Network Configuration of vSphere Replication in Region B

Setting

Value

Host name

lax01m01vrms01

Static IPv4 address

172.17.11.123

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.17.11.253

DNS servers

172.17.11.5

FQDN

lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local

Used ports

5480

NTP servers

  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

Table 3. VLAN and IP Requirements for vSphere Replication Traffic

Requirement

Region A

Region B

VLAN ID

1616

1716

Static IPv4 address

172.16.16.71

172.17.16.71

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

255.255.255.0

Gateway

172.16.16.253

172.17.16.253

Deployment Prerequisites

Verify that your environment satisfies the following prerequisites for the deployment of vSphere Replication.

Prerequisite

Value

Active Directory

Verify that you have a parent active directory with the SDDC user roles configured for the rainpole.local domain and that the users and groups are available in Region A and Region B.

Software Features

Verify that the Platform Services Controller instances for Region A and Region B are connected to the Active Directory domain.