In VMware Cloud Foundation, to tolerate an availability zone failure, update the vSAN storage policy of the domain cluster for a secondary level of failures.


  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. Review the default storage policy for the domain vSAN datastore.
    1. In the Storage inventory, expand the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-w01dc data center.
    2. Select the sfo01-w01-shared01-vsan01 datastore and click the Configure tab.
    3. Select General and next to Default Storage Policy click Edit.
    4. Note the name of the virtual machine storage policy that is assigned.
  3. Turn on the dual-site support in the default storage policy.
    1. Select Menu > Policies and Profiles.
    2. In the Policies and Profiles pane, select VM Storage Policies.
    3. Select the storage policy entry for the sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server instance from Step 2 and click Edit Settings.
    4. On the Name and description page, click Next.
    5. On the Policy structure page, click Next.
    6. On the vSAN page, click the Availability tab, configure the settings, and click Next.



      Site disaster tolerance

      Dual site mirroring (stretched cluster)

      Failures to tolerate

      1 failure - RAID-1 (Mirroring)

    7. On the Storage compatibility page, click Next.
    8. On the Review and finish page, click Finish.