Configure the replication of the virtual machines that participate in the analytics cluster of the vRealize Operations Manager to support failover of vRealize Operations Manager to Region B. Replica virtual machines become active upon failover. After you configure the replication, you create a protection group to protect the replicated virtual machines together.

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. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select VMs and Templates.
  3. Navigate to the sfo01-m01fd-vrops VM folder.

    Object

    Value

    vCenter Server

    sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    sfo01-m01dc

    Folder

    sfo01-m01fd-vrops

  4. On the sfo01-m01fd-vrops page, click the VMs tab, click Virtual Machines, and select the virtual machines of the analytics cluster.

    Name

    Role

    vrops01svr01a

    Master node

    vrops01svr01b

    Master replica node

    vrops01svr01c

    Data node 1

  5. Right-click the VM selection and select All vSphere Replication Actions > Configure Replication.
  6. In the dialog box about performing replication for all objects, click Yes.

    The Configure Replication for 3 Virtual Machines wizard opens.

  7. On the Validation page of the Configuration Replication dialog box, wait until the validation completes and click Next. 
  8. On the Replication type page, select Replicate to a vCenter Server and click Next.
  9. On the Target site page, select the lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server in Region B and click Next.
  10. On the Replication server page, select Auto-assign vSphere Replication server and click Next.
  11. On the Target location page, set the location on the vSAN datastore in Region B to store replicated VM files.
    1. Click the Edit for all link.
    2. In the Select Target Location dialog box, from the datastore list in the upper part of the dialog box, select the lax01-m01-vsan01 datastore as the datastore for replicated files.
    3. In the Select a target location pane, select the lax01-m01-vsan01 root folder underneath and click OK.

      vSphere Replication creates a folder in the root datastore folder for each vRealize Operations Manager VM.

    4. Back on the Target Location page, click Next.
  12. On the Replication options page, select only the Enable network compression for VR data check box and click Next.
    Important:
    • Do not enable guest OS quiescing because some of the vRealize Operations Manager databases do not support quiescing. Quiescing might result in a cluster failure because virtual disks remain in frozen state for too long. 

    • Compression requires extra resources. Do not enable it if the hosts are over-utilized.

  13. On the Recovery settings page, enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

    15 minutes

    Point in time instances

    Enable

    Selected

    Keep 3 instances per day for the last 1 days

  14. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.
  15. (Optional) Monitor the replication progress.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object and click the Monitor tab.
    3. On the Monitor tab, click the vSphere Replication tab and select Outgoing Replications to see details about the replication of the analytics nodes of vRealize Operations Manager from this site.