To support disaster recovery (DR) in the SDDC, you protect vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Automation by using vCenter Site Recovery Manager and VMware vSphere Replication. When failing over to a recovery region, these management applications continue the delivery of operations management, and cloud management platform functionality.

The SDDC disaster recovery design includes two locations: Region A and Region B.

Protected Region A in San Francisco

Region A contains the management stack virtual machine workloads that are being protected and is referred to as the protected region in this document.

Recovery Region B in Los Angeles

Region B provides an environment to host virtual machines from the protected region in the case of a disaster and is referred to as the recovery region.

Site Recovery Manager can automate the setup and execution of disaster recovery plans between these two regions.


 A region in the VMware Validated Design is equivalent to the site construct in Site Recovery Manager.