Data protection solutions provide the following functions in the SDDC:
Backup and restore virtual machines.
Organization of virtual machines into groups by VMware product.
Store data according to company retention policies.
Inform administrators about backup and restore activities through reports.
Schedule regular backups during non-peak periods.
VADP instances provide data protection for the products that implement the management capabilities of the SDDC.
Consolidated Data Protection Deployment
Because of its scope, the VMware Validated Design for Workload and Management Consolidation calls for the deployment of a VADP compatible backup solution within the consolidated cluster.
Backup jobs are configured to provide recovery of a number of SDDC management components. VADP compatible backup solution stores the backups of the management virtual appliances on a secondary storage according to a defined schedule.