You view and monitor the overall state of the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR components in the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR portal. By using the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR portal, you can also edit existing configuration of the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR solution.

Getting Information from the Local Site Home Page

After you log in to the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR portal as a service provider, you can review the vApp Status Summary and the Topology dashboards, and the Recent Tasks list for the local site.

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

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

Viewing Protected vApps

The Incoming Replications and Outgoing Replications tabs list DR workloads that are protected on source site1 (the host site you are currently logged in) and workloads protected to destination site2 respectively.

You use the filter icon in each column of the replications table to access specific read-only data on vApp or virtual machine, RPO, data connection state, recovery state, replication health, and last updates for replications. Use the search text box to filter incoming or outgoing replications by entering a vApp or a virtual machine name.

You can monitor ongoing and review replication tasks completed during the last 48 hours from the Replication Tasks tab.

Monitoring vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR Components and System Health

You navigate to the System Monitoring tab, to review connectivity alerts and errors.

To review more details on the vCloud Availability Replication Manager or the vCloud Availability Replicator, expand the entry for the component in the System Monitoring tab.

Editing vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR Configuration

You can review and edit existing vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR configuration from the Configuration tab.

You can edit local site description, Lookup service, vCloud Availability Replication Manager, vCloud Director, and network details.

You can also check for a new version of the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR solution and generate a new certificate for the vCloud Availability vApp Replication Manager.

To edit existing configuration, in the Configuration tab, click Edit against a configuration piece or alter it.

You can monitor ongoing and review completed system configuration operations from the System Tasks tab.

Working with Replication Policies

Replication policies control replication attributes of vCloud Director organization from the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR solution perspective. By creating and assigning a replication policy to an organization, you can enable or disable the organization for incoming or outgoing replications. You control the minimum Recovery Point Objective (RPO) value that tenants can set and can set a maximum number of virtual machine replications and retained snapshots per replication that are permitted for tenant users.

You create, edit, assign, and delete replication policies from the Policies tab. For more information, see Working with Replication Policies.

Customizing the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR Portal

If you are using the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR standalone user interface, you cannot customize the user interface.

If you are using the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR user interface that is embedded into vCloud Director, you can customize the branding of the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR user interface.

After upgrading from vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR 1.0 to version 1.5, you must configure any custom user interface branding again.

For more information about customizing the vCloud Director user interface, see Customize the vCloud Director Client UI topic in the vCloud Director Administrator's Guide for your vCloud Director version.