Users and tenants of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director can use vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for vSphere Replication to extend automation capabilities for various operations by including actions in vRealize Orchestrator workflows and combine on-premises vCenter Server operations with its corresponding vCloud Availability for vCloud Director disaster recovery account. The plug-in also delivers pre-built out-of-the-box workflows that cover some existing disaster recovery actions.

Build-In Workflows

  • Configure a Replication workflow:

    1. Between on-premise vCenter Server data centers

    2. From on-premise vCenter Server to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    3. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Reverse replication workflow:

    1. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Planned migration workflow:

    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server data center to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    2. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Test Recovery workflow:

    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server data center to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    2. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Cleanup of test instances:

    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server data center to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    2. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Real Recovery Workflow:

    1. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

    2. From an on-premise vCenter Server data center to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

  • Unconfigure a Replication workflow:

    1. Between on-premise vCenter Server data centers

    2. From an on-premise vCenter Server data center to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    3. From vCloud Availability for vCloud Director to an on-premise vCenter Server data center

  • Workflows that do not require an on-premise site:

    1. Test recovery for a virtual machine replicated to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    2. Clean up test recovery for a virtual machine replicated to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

    3. Real Recovery for a virtual machine replicated to vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

For more information about downloads, installation, and known issues for vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vSphere Replication visit the links bellow: