Validate the operational status of the vSphere Replication in Region A and Region B after you perform a maintenance operations in the SDDC.

About this task

After you patch or update vSphere Replication, perform the following verification tasks:

  • Version

  • Configuration

  • Service status

  • Enabled

  • Availability

  • Target sites

  • Replication servers

  • Replication

Table 1. vSphere Replication Nodes

Setting

Region A

Region B

FQDN

sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local

lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local

VAMI

https://sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local :5480

https://lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local :5480

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Replication appliance management interface.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local:5480.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vr_sfo_root_password

  2. Verify the version of the vSphere Replication appliance.
    1. In the appliance management console, click the Update tab and click the Status tab.
    2. Verify that the following details are correct.

      Setting

      Value

      Vendor

      VMware, Inc.

      Appliance Name

      vSphere Replication Appliance

      Appliance Version

      vr_appliance_version

  3. Verify the configuration of the vSphere Replication appliance.
    1. In the appliance management console, click the VR tab and click the Configuration tab.
    2. Under Startup Configuration, verify the following configurations.

      Configuration

      sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Configuration Mode

      Configure using the embedded database

      Configure using the embedded database

      Lookup Service Address

      sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      SSO Administrator

      svc-vr@rainpole.local

      svc-vr@rainpole.local

      VRM Host

      172.16.11.123

      172.17.11.123

      VRM Site Name

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      vCenter Server Address

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      vCenter Server Admin Mail

      vcenter_server_admin_email

      vcenter_server_admin_email

      IP Address for Incoming Storage Traffic

      172.16.16.71

      172.17.16.71

  4. Verify the service status of the vSphere Replication appliance.
    1. In the appliance management console, click the VR tab and click the Configuration tab.
    2. Under Service Status, verify that the VRM service is running.
  5. Repeat the steps for other vSphere Replication appliance lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local.
  6. 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

  7. Verify that vSphere Replication is enabled for sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    1. From the Home menu, select vSphere Replication.
    2. On the vSphere Replication page, click the Home tab.
    3. Verify vSphere Replication status for the vCenter Server instances.

      vCenter Server

      vSphere Replication

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Enabled

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Enabled

  8. Open the vSphere Replication configuration settings on the Management vCenter Server in Region A.
    1. On the Home tab for vSphere Replication, select the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and click Manage.

      The vCenter Server inventory appears, and the Configure tab for sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local opens with the vSphere Replication settings selected.

  9. On the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local page, under vSphere Replication click About and verify that the Availability status of the vSphere Replication OK.
  10. Under vSphere Replication, click Target Sites and verify that the connection status for the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local site is Connected.
  11. Under vSphere Replication, click Replication Servers and verify that the status of vSphere Replication (Embedded) is Connected.

    vSphere Replication (Embedded) represents the replication server running on the vSphere Replication appliance.

  12. Repeat Step 6 to Step 11 on the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server.
  13. Open the vSphere Replication monitoring details on the Management vCenter Server in Region A.
    1. On the Home tab for vSphere Replication, select the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and click Monitor.

      The vCenter Server inventory appears, and the Monitor tab for sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local opens with the vSphere Replication tab selected.

  14. Verify the replication status for the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    1. On the vSphere Replication tab, click Outgoing Replications.
    2. Verify that the replication status is OK for vRealize Operations Manager and Cloud Management Platform VMs for replication from sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local to lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local.
    3. On the vSphere Replication tab, click Incoming Replications.
    4. Verify that the replication status is OK for vRealize Operations Manager and Cloud Management Platform VMs when replication happens from the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local to sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
  15. Open the vSphere Replication monitoring details on the Management vCenter Server in Region B.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select vSphere Replication.
    2. On the vSphere Replication page, click the Home tab.
    3. Select the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and click Monitor.

      The vCenter Server inventory appears, and the Monitor tab for lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local opens with the vSphere Replication tab selected.

  16. Verify the replication status for the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local site.
    1. On the vSphere Replication tab, click Outgoing Replications.
    2. Verify that the replication status is OK for vRealize Operations Manager and Cloud Management Platform VMs for replication from lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local to sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. On the vSphere Replication tab, click Incoming Replications.
    4. Verify that the replication status is OK for vRealize Operations Manager and Cloud Management Platform VMs when replication happens from the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local to lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local.