VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery provides step-by-step instructions about performing disaster recovery of VMware management components in the software-defined data center (SDDC).

You use VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware vSphere Replication to perform site protection and recovery of the Cloud Management Platform that consists of vRealize Automation with embedded vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business, and of the vRealize Operations Manager analytics cluster.

The documentation covers both failover to the recovery region and failback to the protected region.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery documentation is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy in a short time and manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and disaster recovery.

Required VMware Software

The VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery documentation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.

Verifying the SDDC Operational State

After you failover or failback the components of the Cloud Management Platform or vRealize Operations Manager, verify if they are operating according to design objectives. For more information, see the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.