If a site failure in Region A occurs, initiate disaster recovery of the vRealize Automation components to keep the workload provisioning functionality of the SDDC available.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Settings Value
    URL https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Site Recovery inventory, on the lax01m01vc01.lax01.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 lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local to sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site pair pane, click View details.
  5. On the main navigation bar, click the Recovery plans tab and, in the left pane, navigate to Recovery plans > SDDC Cloud Management RP.
  6. To initiate the failover of the Cloud Management Platform, click the Recovery steps tab and click Run.

    The Recovery - SDDC Cloud Management RP wizard opens.

  7. On the Confirmation options page, configure the settings for planned migration and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    I understand that this process will permanently alter the virtual machines and infrastructure of both the protected and recovery datacenters.

    Selected

    Recovery type

    Disaster recovery

  8. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  9. During disaster recovery, execution of the recovery plan pauses after powering on priority 1 virtual machines and priority 2 virtual machines. Perform the steps in KB article 74879 and, on the User prompt dialog box, click Dismiss to resume the planned migration.

What to do next

  1. Verify that vRealize Automation virtual machines are operational. See Operational Verification of the Cloud Management Layer in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation. If vRealize Automation is not operational, restart the vRealize Automation virtual machines. See SDDC Startup and Shutdown in the VMware Validated Design Operational Verification documentation.
  2. Complete the SDDC configuration in Region B. See Post-Failover Configuration of the SDDC Management Applications for VMware Cloud Foundation.
  3. Prepare vRealize Automation for failback by reprotecting their virtual machines in Site Recovery Manager. See Reprotect the Cloud Management Platform for VMware Cloud Foundation.