Verify the recovery plan for the cloud management layer.

Performing a test recovery of the cloud management recovery plan ensures that the virtual machines are being replicated correctly and the power on order is accurate with the correct timeout values and dependencies. Site Recovery Manager runs the vRealize Automation and vRealize Business for Cloud nodes on an isolated test network using a temporary snapshot of replicated data while performing test recovery.

Expected Outcome

You can successfully complete the test recovery scenario for the cloud management recovery plan.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. From the Home menu, select Site Recovery.
  3. Click Open Site Recovery for the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.

    A new Site Recovery page opens for the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.

  4. If you are logging in for the first time, enter the following credentials and click Login.

    Setting

    Value

    User name

    administrator@vsphere.local

    Password

    vsphere_admin_password

  5. On the Site Recovery page, click the number link next to Recovery Plans.
  6. On the Recovery Plans page, click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan.
  7. Click the Test Recovery Plan icon and run a test recovery.
    1. On the Confirmation options page of the Test wizard, leave the Replicate recent changes to recovery site check box selected and click Next.
    2. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish to run the test recovery.
    3. Click the Recovery Steps tab and follow the progress of the test recovery.
    Note:

    Recovered virtual machines are using the test network in vra01svr01a.rainpole.local and vra01svr01b.rainpole.local VMware Tools might not become online within the default timeout. In the recovery plan, increase the startup delay for VMware Tools for these virtual machines to complete the test.

  8. After the test recovery completes, click the Cleanup Recovery Plan icon to clean up all the created test VMs.
    1. On the Confirmation options page of the Cleanup wizard, click Next.
    2. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish to start the clean-up process.
    Note:

    If the protected vRealize Automation virtual machines are located in Region B, log in to the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and follow the procedure.

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is a network connectivity between all vCenter Server and vSphere Replication instances.

  • Ensure that there is a network connectivity between all vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager Servers.

  • Ensure that the replication is occurring for all the protected VMs.