On vSphere Replication in Region A, make the static route to the hosts in Region B persistent across restarts for the virtual NIC that is dedicated to replication traffic. Using a persistent route for replication traffic aligns your environment to the guidance of this validated design.

Procedure

  1. Log in to 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. From the Home menu, click Hosts and Clusters and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01-mgmt01 tree.
  3. Right-click the sfo01m01vrms01 virtual appliance and select Open Console to open the remote console to the appliance.
  4. Press ALT+F2 to switch to the command prompt.
  5. Log in using the following credentials.

    Setting

    Value

    User name

    root

    Password

    vr_root_password

  6. Open the /etc/sysconfig/network/routes file using vi editor.
    vi /etc/sysconfig/network/routes
  7. To create a route to the recovery region for the hosts in Region A, add the following line after the default gateway and save the file.
    172.17.16.0/24 172.16.16.253 dev eth1
  8. Restart the network service on the virtual appliance.
    service network restart
  9. After the network service restarts, verify the routing table.
    route -n