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.


  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.



      User name




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



    vCenter Server


    Data center




  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


    IaaS Manager Service and DEM Orchestrator


    IaaS Web Server


    IaaS Web Server


    Microsoft SQL Server


    vRealize Automation Appliance


    vRealize Automation Appliance


    vRealize Automation DEM Worker


    vRealize Automation DEM Worker


    vRealize Business Server


  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.
    • 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.



    Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

    15 minutes

    Point in time instances



    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.