Configure the replication traffic between the protected and the recovery region by adding static routes on both vSphere Replication appliances in each region.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-m01dc data center.
  3. Expand the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster.
  4. On the vSphere Replication appliances, add static network routes to the host in the other region.
    1. Right-click sfo01m01vrms01 and select Open Console.
    2. To switch to command prompt shell, press ALT+F2.
    3. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name root
      Password vr_root_password
    4. Edit the /etc/systemd/network/ file.
      vi /etc/systemd/network/
    5. To create a route to from the recovery to the protected region, add the following text at the end of the file.
      File Value for sfo01m01vrms01 Value for lax01m01vrms01
    6. To restart the network service, run the command.
      systemctl restart systemd-networkd.service
    7. To verify the routing table, run the route -n command.
      Command Output for sfo01m01vrms01 Output for lax01m01vrms01
      route -n
      default -- dev eth2
      default -- dev eth1
  5. Repeat this procedure for the lax01m01vrms01 vSphere Replication appliance in Region B.