If your VMware Validated Design foundation deployment uses a Region B, and if you want to implement your scenario to use both regions, you can use the Distributed Logical Router (DLR) that is already set up for your dual-region scenario.

With a DLR, you have the following benefits and limitations.

  • Your environment can use on-demand networking

  • Virtual machines in your environment cannot migrate from one region to another.

To deploy a Region B scenario, perform these procedures.

  1. Set up the VMware Validated Design for the Software-Defined Data Center foundation for Region A and Region B.

  2. Deploy the Region A scenario using a DLR.

  3. Perform all procedures in Preparing for Region B Scenario Deployment.

  4. Select a scenario and perform all procedures in that scenario. Follow the steps for Region A, but use the networking information for Region B. This document includes two example scenarios.

    • Creating and Publishing Single-Machine Blueprints in Region B

    • Creating Self-Service Catalogues in Region B

    For all other scenarios, you use the Region A procedure with the Region B networking and host name information.

This guide includes explicit instructions for implementing the following scenarios in Region B using a DLR.

Scenario

Prerequisites

Provision Workload On...

Creating and Publishing Single Machine Blueprints in Region B

  • Preparing for Region B Deployment

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Creating Self Service Catalogues in Region B

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Dual-Region Deployment of the Dynamic Resource Tiering Scenario

For example, for a dual-region deployment of the Dynamic Resource Tiering scenario, you use the following solution path.

  1. Deploy the virtual infrastructure in Region A and Region B.

  2. Perform all procedures listed in the Prerequisites in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A, including those in Preparing for Region A Scenario Deployment.

  3. Perform all procedures listed in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A.

    1. Create Storage Reservation Policies in Region A

    2. Apply a Storage Reservation Policy to a Datastore in Region A

    3. Enable Users to Change Storage Policies in Region A

    4. Provision a Virtual Machine With a Modified Storage Policy in Region A

  4. Perform all procedures in Preparing for Region B Scenario Deployment.

  5. Perform all procedures listed in Creating Blueprints with Dynamic Resource Tiering in Region A, but use the network and host name information for Region B.