Тo support failover to Region B, enable replication of the virtual machines that constitute the primary functionality of the Cloud Management Platform. After you configure the replication, you create a protection group to protect the replicated 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, click VMs and Templates.
  3. Navigate to the sfo01-m01fd-vra VM folder.

    Object

    Value

    vCenter Server

    sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    sfo01-m01dc

    Folder

    sfo01-m01fd-vra

  4. On the sfo01-m01fd-vra page, click the VMs tab, click Virtual Machines, and select the virtual machines of vRealize Automation and vRealize Business Server.

    vRealize Automation Component

    VM Name

    IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator

    vra01ims01a

    IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator

    vra01ims01b

    IaaS Web Server

    vra01iws01a

    IaaS Web Server

    vra01iws01b

    Microsoft SQL Server

    vra01mssql01

    vRealize Automation Appliance

    vra01svr01a

    vRealize Automation Appliance

    vra01svr01b

    vRealize Automation DEM Worker

    vra01dem01a

    vRealize Automation DEM Worker

    vra01dem01b

    vRealize Business Server

    vrb01svr01

  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 10 Virtual Machines wizard opens. 

  7. On the Validation page, wait until the process completes successfully 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 lax01m01vc01.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 lax01-m01-vsan01 as the datastore for replicated files.
    3. In the Select a target location pane, select lax01-m01-vsan01 to select the root folder of the datastore and click OK.

      vSphere Replication creates a folder in the root datastore folder for each Cloud Management VM.

    4. 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 Automation and vRealize Orchestrator database 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.

    Replication configuration for the virtual machines from the cloud management platform starts.

  15. (Optional) Monitor the replication progress.
    1. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, 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 virtual machines of the Cloud Management Platform from this site.