To support disaster recovery (DR) in the SDDC, you protect vRealize Operations Manager, vRealize Automation, vRealize Business for Cloud, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Managerby using Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication. When failing over to a recovery region, these management applications continue the support of operations management and cloud management functionality.

The SDDC disaster recovery design includes two locations: Region A and Region B.

Protected Region A in San Francisco

Region A contains the protected virtual workloads of the management stack. It is referred to as the protected region in this document.

Recovery Region B in Los Angeles

Region B provides an environment to host virtual machines from the protected region if a disaster occurs. It is referred to as the recovery region.

Site Recovery Manager can automate the setup and execution of disaster recovery plans between these two regions.


 A region in the VMware Validated Design is equivalent to the site construct in Site Recovery Manager.