VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery provides step-by-step instructions for performing disaster recovery of VMware management components in the software-defined data center (SDDC).

Use VMware Site Recovery Manager™ and VMware vSphere®Replication™ to perform site protection and recovery of the Cloud Management Platform that consists of VMware vRealize ®Automation™ with embedded VMware vRealize®Orchestrator™, VMware vRealize®Business™, VMware vRealize®Operations Manager™ analytics cluster, and VMware vRealize®Suite Lifecycle Manager™.

VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery covers both failover to the recovery region and failback to the protected region.

Intended Audience

The VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery documentation is intended for cloud architects, infrastructure administrators, cloud administrators, and cloud operators who are familiar with and want to use VMware software to deploy in a short time and manage an SDDC that meets the requirements for capacity, scalability, backup and restore, and disaster recovery.

Required VMware Software

The VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery documentation is compliant and validated with certain product versions. See VMware Validated Design Release Notes for more information about supported product versions.

Before You Apply This Guidance

The sequence of the documentation of VMware Validated Design™ follows the stages for implementing and maintaining an SDDC. See Documentation Map for VMware Validated Design.

To use VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery, you must be acquainted with the following guidance:

  • Introducing VMware Validated Designs
  • VMware Validated Design Architecture and Design
  • VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation
  • If you perform a clean deployment:

    • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region A
    • VMware Validated Design Deployment of Region B
    • Optionally VMware Validated Design Deployment of Multiple Availability Zones
  • If you upgrade from an older version of VMware Validated Design, VMware Validated Design Upgrade

Verifying the SDDC Operational State

After failover or failback components of the Cloud Management Platform, vRealize Operations Manager or vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, verify whether they are operating according to design objectives.

For more information, see the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.

Update History

This VMware Validated Design Site Protection and Recovery is updated with each release of the product or when necessary.
Revision Description
24 AUG 2020 At VMware, we value inclusion. To foster this principle within our customer, partner, and internal community, we are replacing some of the terminology in our content. We have updated this guide to remove instances of non-inclusive language.
03 SEP 2019 Initial release.