To support a failover to Region B, you configure the replication of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager virtual appliance. The replica virtual machine becomes active upon failover. After you configure the replication, you create a protection group to protect the replicated virtual machine.

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-mgmt VM folder.

    Object

    Value

    vCenter Server

    sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Data center

    sfo01-m01dc

    Folder

    sfo01-m01fd-mgmt

  4. Right-click vrslcm01svr01a, and select All vSphere Replication Actions > Configure Replication.
  5. On the Replication type page, select Replicate to a vCenter Server and click Next.
  6. On the Target site page, select the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and click Next.
  7. On the Replication server page, select Auto-assign vSphere Replication server and click Next.
  8. On the Target location page, set the location on the vSAN datastore in Region B to store replicated virtual machine files. 
    1. Click the Edit 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 the virtual machine.

    4. On the Target location page, click Next.
  9. On the Replication options page, under Network Compresion only select the Enable network compression for VR data check box and click Next.
  10. 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.

  11. On the Ready to complete page, review the configuration and click Finish.

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

  12. (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. Click the vSphere Replication tab and select Outgoing Replications to see details for the replication of the virtual machines of the operations management layer from this site.