Prepare vRealize Automation with embedded vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business Server for failback or failover by reprotecting the virtual machines in Site Recovery Manager.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to the following URL. 

      Type of Reprotect

      URL

      Reprotect after failover

      https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client

      Reprotect after failback

      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 Site Recovery.
  3. Click Recovery Plans, right-click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan, and select Reprotect.

    The Reprotect wizard appears. 

  4. On the Confirmation options page, select the check box to confirm that you understand the reprotect operation is irreversible, and click Next.
  5. On the Ready to complete page, review the reprotect information and click Finish.
  6. Select the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan and click the Monitor > Recovery Steps tab to monitor the progress of the reprotect operation.
  7. If the status of the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan changes to Reprotect interrupted, run the Reprotect wizard again and select the Force cleanup check box on the confirmation page.
  8. After the status of the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan changes to Ready, click the Monitor > History tab and click the Export report for selected history item button.

    The recovery plan can return to the ready state even if errors occurred during the reprotect operation. Check the history report for the reprotect operation to make sure that no errors occurred. If errors occurred during reprotect, attempt to fix the errors and run a test recovery to make sure that the errors are fixed. If you do not fix the errors and you subsequently attempt to run a planned migration or disaster recovery, some virtual machines might fail to recover.

Results

After successful reprotect, Site Recovery Manager performs the following actions:

  • Reverses the recovery site and protected site

  • Creates placeholder copies of the virtual machines of the Cloud Management Platform from the new protected site to the new recovery site