In the event of a site failure in Region B, the witness VM part of Region B is not available. This results in one fault domain being unavailable for the vSAN stretched cluster. To satisfy the provisioning of a VM with Site Recovery Manager, update the vSAN Default Storage Policy for the management cluster.


  1. Log in to 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, select Hosts and Clusters and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
  3. Select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click the Configure tab.
  4. Expand the vSAN menu and click Health and Performance.
  5. Under Performance Service is Turned ON, click vSAN Default Storage Policy.

    The vSAN Default Storage Policy page appears.

  6. Click the Manage tab, and click Edit.
  7. In the Edit VM Storage Policy dialog box, select Rule-set 1, from the drop-down menu for Force provisioning select Yes, and click OK.

    The vSAN Default Storage Policy: VM Storage Policy in Use dialog box appears.

  8. In the VM Default Storage Policy: vSAN Storage Policy in Use dialog box, from the drop-down menu select Manually later and click Yes.