vCloud Availability is comprised of multiple components that must be installed and configured in a specific order.

In environments where the service provider and tenant workloads run on the same network, vCloud Availability 1.01 components are installed, configured, and operate on a single vCloud Director instance.

Environments where the service provider and the tenant networks are separated are also supported. In such environments, the vSphere Replication appliances are deployed on the tenant, resource side. The remaining components are deployed in the service provider management environment.