Use VM groups in vSphere HA to define the startup order of the virtual machines of the Cloud Management Platform after they are failed over to Region B.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. In the Navigator, select Host and Clusters and expand the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Expand the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc tree and click lax01-m01-mgmt01.
  4. Click the Configure tab, and under Configuration, select VM/Host Groups.
  5. Create a VM group for the vRealize Automation IaaS database.
    1. On the VM/Host Groups page, click the Add button.
    2. In the Create VM/Host Group dialog box, configure the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      vRealize Automation IaaS Database

      Type

      VM Group

      Members

      vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

  6. Repeat the step to create the following VM/host groups.

    VM/Host Group Name

    VM/Host Group Member

    vRealize Automation Appliances

    • vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

    • vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    • vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

    • vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    • vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

    • vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

    vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

    • vra01dem01a.rainpole.local

    • vra01dem01b.rainpole.local

    vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

    • lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local

    • lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local

    vRealize Business Servers

    vrb01svr01.rainpole.local

    vRealize Business Remote Collectors

    lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local

  7. Create a rule to power on the vRealize Automation IaaS database before the vRealize Automation Appliances.
    1. On the Configure tab, click VM/Host Rules under Configuration.
    2. In the Create VM/Host Rule dialog , enter SDDC Cloud Management Platform 01 in the Name field, ensure that the Enable Rule check box is selected, select Virtual Machines to Virtual Machines from the Type drop down.
    3. Select vRealize Automation IaaS Database for the First restart VMs in VM group drop down list.
    4. Select vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances for the Then restart VMs in VM group drop down list
    5. Click OK to save the rule.
  8. Repeat Step 7 to create the following VM/Host rules so that the virtual machines of the Cloud Management Platform restart in the correct order.

    VM/Host Rule Name

    First restart VMs in VM group

    Then restart VMs in VM group

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 02

    vRealize Automation Virtual Appliances

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 03

    vRealize Automation IaaS Web Servers

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 04

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Automation IaaS DEM Workers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 05

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Automation IaaS Proxy Agents

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 06

    vRealize Automation IaaS Managers

    vRealize Business Servers

    SDDC Cloud Management Platform 07

    vRealize Business Servers

    vRealize Business Remote Collectors