After you create the recovery plan for the Cloud Management Platform VMs, configure the startup priority and the startup and shutdown options for the virtual machines.

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 Site Recovery.
  3. On the Site Recovery home page, click Sites and double-click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local protected site.
  4. On the Related Objects tab, click the Recovery Plans tab and click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan.
  5. On the SDDC Cloud Management RP page, click the Releated Objects tab and click Virtual Machines.
  6. Change the priority of the vra01mssql01 VM.
    1. On the Virtual Machines tab, right-click vra01mssql01 and select All Priority Actions  > 1 (Highest).
    2. In the Change Priority dialog box, click Yes to confirm.
  7. Repeat the previous step to reconfigure the priorities of the following VMs.

    VM Name

    Priority

    vra01svr01a

    2

    vra01svr01b

    2

    vra01iws01a

    3

    vra01iws01b

    3

    vra01ims01a

    4

    vra01ims01b

    4

    vra01dem01a

    5

    vra01dem01b

    5

    vrb01svr01

    5

  8. Configure dependencies between the virtual machines that have the vRA Server role.
    1. Right-click the vra01svr01b virtual machine in the recovery plan and select Configure Recovery.
    2. In the VM Recovery Properties dialog box, expand the VM Dependencies section and click Configure.
    3. Select vra01svr01a and click OK.
    4. Click OK.
  9. Configure additional startup delay for the primary vRA Server.
    1. Right-click the vra01iws01b.rainpole.local virtual machine in the recovery plan and select Configure Recovery.
    2. In the VM Recovery Properties dialog box, expand the Startup Action section, select Additional Delay, and set Delay to 5 minutes.
    3. Click OK.
  10. Repeat the step on the vra01iws01a and vra01ims01a virtual machines to configure additional startup delay.

    Setting

    Value

    VM name

    vra01iws01a, vra01ims01a

    Additional delay

    5 minutes

  11. Configure dependencies between the virtual machines that have the IaaS Web Server role and additional startup delay for the second IaaS Web Server.
    1. Right-click the vra01iws01b virtual machine in the recovery plan and select Configure Recovery.
    2. In the VM Recovery Properties dialog box, expand the VM Dependencies section and click Configure.
    3. Select vra01iws01a and click OK.
    4. In the VM Recovery Properties dialog box, expand the Startup Action section, select Additional Delay, and set Delay to 5 minutes.
    5. Click OK.
  12. Repeat the step on the vra01ims01b virtual machine to configure dependencies and additional startup delay after failover for the IaaS Manager Service.

    Setting

    Value

    VM name

    vra01ims01b

    VM dependencies

    vra01ims01a

    Additional delay

    5 minutes

Results

The Recovery Plan has the following order:

Table 1. Recovery Order of the Cloud Management Platform

Priority

VM Name

Dependency

Additional Startup Delay

1

vra01mssql01

--

--

2

vra01svr01a

--

5

2

vra01svr01b

vra01svr01a

--

3

vra01iws01a

--

5

3

vra01iws01b

vra01iws01a

5

4

vra01ims01a

--

5

4

vra01ims01b

vra01ims01a

5

5

vra01dem01a

--

--

5

vra01dem01b

--

--

5

vrb01svr01

--

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