With the vCloud Availability Portal, you can perform vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR tasks, monitor their progress, or view their state.

Monitoring vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR Operations

You can monitor the overall vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR status by using the vCloud Availability Portal Home page. The Home page contains read-only information that presents a workload health summary and a list of your DR-Enabled Virtual Data Centers.

You monitor the progress and status of finished and ongoing tasks by using the Tasks page. To access this page, click the icon in the upper right corner of the tenant portal or click View More in the Latest Tasks pane. Also, beside the tasks search text box, you are present with the following options to filter the existing tasks.

  • View tasks only related to the selected vCloud Director instance - source or destination site.

  • View tasks for a specific time period.

  • View tasks based on the selected actions in the Action column. For example, filter tasks by failover, reconfigure and sync actions.

  • View either failed or succeeded tasks.

  • View tasks triggered by a certain organization administrator.

  • View a list of latest task notifications by clicking on the task alert icon in the upper right corner of the portal header.

The Cloud Topology pane shows the incoming and outgoing vApps replications for both of the source and destination sites.

The vApp Workload Status pane lists the current health of vApps replications when this site is either a source or a destination site.

The VM Workload Information pane shows the health of the site you are currently logged in for VMs incoming and outgoing replications.

The DR-Enabled Virtual Data Centers pane tracks how much storage, memory, and CPU is used in general.

Performing vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR Tasks

By using the Actions pane in the DR Workloads page, you can perform the following vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR tasks.

  • Failover workloads among source and destination sites.

  • Failback workloads among source and destination sites.

  • Failover Reverse workloads to synchronize data between source and destination sites.

  • Failback Reverse workloads to synchronize data between source and destination sites.

  • Test replication tasks and Cleanup test data.

  • Remove a vApp or a virtual machine (VM) from the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR managed vApp or VM set by confirming Detach.

The DR Workloads page contains a detailed list of all incoming and outgoing replications running in both sites.

To initiate a task on a vApp or a VM in the DR Workloads page, you must call out the Actions pane by clicking the vApp. The Actions pane lists all available actions and details about the current state of the vApp or the VM.