After you create the recovery plan for the Cloud Management Platform VMs, configure the startup priority, and the startup and shutdown options for the virtual machines.

You configure the power on priority, dependencies, and additional startup delay for the virtual machines in the Cloud Management Platform.

Table 1. Recovery Steps Configuration of the Cloud Management Platform

VM Name

Power on Priority

Dependency

Additional Startup Delay

vra01mssql01

1

-

-

vra01svr01a

1

-

5

vra01svr01b

2

vra01svr01a

-

vra01svr01c

2

vra01svr01b

-

vra01iws01a

3

-

5

vra01iws01b

3

vra01iws01a

5

vra01ims01a

4

-

5

vra01ims01b

4

vra01ims01a

5

vra01dem01a

5

-

-

vra01dem01b

5

-

-

Procedure

  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 Site Recovery inventory, on the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site pane, click Open Site Recovery.
    The Site Recovery page opens.
  3. Log in to the VMware Site Recovery Manager user interface by using the following credentials.
    Setting Value
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
    Note: Authentication is required if the connection between the protected and the recovery sites has been interrupted after the last successful authentication.
  4. On the main navigation bar, click the Recovery plans tab, and, in the left pane, navigate to Recovery plans > SDDC Cloud Management RP.
  5. On the SDDC Operations Management RP page, click the Recovery steps tab.
  6. Change the startup priority of the vra01mssql01 virtual machine. 
    1. In the Recovery step section, expand Power on priority 3 VMs.
    2. Right-click vra01mssql01 and select Priority group > 1 (Highest).
    3. In the Change priority dialog box, confirm the change.
  7. Repeat the step to reconfigure the power on priority of the remaining virtual machines.
  8. Insert a break point (User prompt) in the recovery plan for the vRealize Automation cluster.
    1. In the Recovery step section, right-click Power on priority 2 VMs, select Add step before, configure the settings, and click Add.

      Setting

      Value

      Type

      Prompt

      Name

      User Prompt

      Content

      Refer to KB article 74879 and take necessary action.

    2. Repeat the step to insert a break point (user prompt) in the recovery plan before priority 3 VMs.
      Note: The vRealize Automation cluster has nodes in two priority virtual machine groups, you add the prompt before Power on priority 2 VMs and Power on priority 3 VMs.
  9. Configure dependencies between the virtual machines that have the vRA Server role.
    1. On the Recovery steps tab, expand Power on priority 2 VMs, right-click the vra01svr01b, and select Configure recovery.

      The VM recovery properties dialog box opens.

    2. On the Recovery properties tab, expand the VM Dependencies section, and, from the View VM dependencies drop-down button, select View all.
    3. Select vra01svr01a and click OK.
  10. Repeat the step to configure dependencies for the remaining virtual machines.
  11. Configure additional startup delay for the primary vRA Server.
    1. On the Recovery steps tab, expand Power on priority 1 VMs, right-click the vra01svr01a, and select Configure recovery.

      The VM recovery properties dialog box opens.

    2. On the Recovery properties tab, expand the Startup action section, select Additional delay, set the delay time to 5 minutes, and click OK.
    3. Click OK.
  12. Repeat this step to configure additional startup delay for the remaining virtual machines.