Site Protection and Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation provides step-by-step instructions for adapting a dual-region software-defined data center (SDDC), deployed on top of VMware Cloud Foundation, to provide disaster recovery of the SDDC management components.

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

Deployment and configuration of vRealize Automation, vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager, and vRealize Operations Manager are out of scope for this document and must be configured separately. The Site Protection and Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation documentation covers both failover to the recovery region and failback to the protected region.

Table 1. Support for Failover/Failback of the SDDC Management Applications
Management Component Supports Failover
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager Yes
vRealize Operations Manager analytics nodes Yes
vSphere proxy agents No
vRealize Automation appliance Yes
Microsoft SQL server Yes
vRealize Automation IaaS Components Yes

Intended Audience

The Site Protection and Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation 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 documentation is compliant and validated the following VMware software. Site Protection and Recovery for VMware Cloud Foundation
Product Version
VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1
VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2
VMware vSphere Replication 8.2