You can configure backup jobs for each SDDC management component separately, because different components require different types of backup jobs. For this scenario, there is no requirement to back up the entire SDDC, and this design does not imply such an operation. Some products can perform internal configuration backups, that is, application-level backups, and therefore do not require a full component backup. Use the application-level backups in addition to the image-level component backups as appropriate.

Create a single backup job for each component group in each region. The application-level backup and restore is a more granular method than the image-level method for backup and restore. An application-level backup method can be native to the application or a part of your backup tool.

Table 1. Backup Jobs in Region A
Component Group Image-Level Backup Job Application-Level Backup Job
ESXi n/a -
Platform Services Controller™ Part of the vCenter Server backup job -
vCenter Server
  • Management Job
    • sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    • sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • Compute Job
    • sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    • sfo01w01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® -
  • sfo01m01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01w01nsx01.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware vRealize® Automation™
  • vra01mssql01.rainpole.local
  • vrb01svr01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01vrbc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • vra01svr01a.rainpole.local
  • vra01svr01b.rainpole.local
  • vra01svr01c.rainpole.local
  • vra01iws01a.rainpole.local
  • vra01iws01b.rainpole.local
  • vra01ims01a.rainpole.local
  • vra01ims01b.rainpole.local
  • vra01dem01a.rainpole.local
  • vra01dem01b.rainpole.local
  • sfo01ias01a.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01ias01b.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware vRealize® Log Insight™
  • sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01vrli01b.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01vrli01c.sfo01.rainpole.local

VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™

  • vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local
  • vrops01svr01b.rainpole.local
  • vrops01svr01c.rainpole.local
  • sfo01vropsc01a.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • sfo01vropsc01b.sfo01.rainpole.local


  • vRealize Business Server
  • vRealize Business Data Collector
Part of the vRealize Automation backup job -
VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ Download Service (UMDS)
  • sfo01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware vRealize® Suite Lifecycle Manager™
  • vrslcm01svr01a.rainpole.local
Skyline Collector
  • sfo01sky01.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware Site Recovery Manager™
  • sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local
VMware vSphere® Replication™
  • sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local
Note: The backup jobs in Region B are not applicable to a single-region SDDC implementation.
Table 2. Backup Jobs in Region B
Product Image-LevelBackup Jobs Application Backup Jobs
ESXi n/a -
Platform Services Controller Part of the vCenter Server backup job -
vCenter Server
  • Management Job
    • lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    • lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
  • Compute Job
    • lax01w01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    • lax01w01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
NSX for vSphere -
  • lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01m01nsx01.lax01.rainpole.local
vRealize Automation
  • lax01ias01a.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01ias01b.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01vrbc01.lax01.rainpole.local
vRealize Log Insight
  • lax01vrli01a.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01vrli01b.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01vrli01c.lax01.rainpole.local
vRealize Operations Manager
  • lax01vropsc01a.lax01.rainpole.local
  • lax01vropsc01b.lax01.rainpole.local
vRealize Business Data Collector Part of the vRealize Automation backup job -
vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS)
  • lax01umds01.lax01.rainpole.local
VMware Skyline Collector
  • lax01sky01.lax01.rainpole.local
VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local
VMware vSphere Replication
  • lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local