The vSphere Replication Cloud Service is a tenant-aware replication manager that provides the required API for managing the service and all the components. vSphere Replication Cloud Service registers as a vCloud Director extension and is accessible through the vCloud Director interface.

Procedure

  1. Create a vSphere Replication Cloud Service host.

    Standard Command

    Command Using Registry

    # vcav hcs create \
    --ovf-url=vCloud_Availability_4vCD_Cloud_Service_OVF10.ovf \
    --vsphere-address=$MGMT_VSPHERE_ADDRESS \
    --vsphere-user=$MGMT_VSPHERE_USER \
    --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.vsphere.mgmt \
    "--network=$MGMT_VSPHERE_NETWORK" \
    "--vsphere-locator=$MGMT_VSPHERE_LOCATOR" \
    --datastore=$MGMT_VSPHERE_DATASTORE \
    --ntp=pool.ntp.org \
    --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
    --vm-name=hcs01-name
    
    # vcav hcs create \
    --ovf-url=vCloud_Availability_4vCD_Cloud_Service_OVF10.ovf \
    --vsphere=mgmt-vsphere-name \
    --ntp=pool.ntp.org \
    --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
    --vm-name=hcs01-name
    

    The IP address of the new vSphere Replication Cloud Service host is displayed. Write it down because you need it during the configuration.

  2. Set a variable to the address of the created virtual machine.

    Standard Command

    Command Using Registry

    # HCS01_ADDRESS=`vcav vsphere get-ip \
    --vsphere-address=$MGMT_VSPHERE_ADDRESS \
    --vsphere-user=$MGMT_VSPHERE_USER \
    --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.vsphere.mgmt \
    "--network=$MGMT_VSPHERE_NETWORK" \
    --vm-name=hcs01-name`
    # HCS01_ADDRESS=`vcav vsphere get-ip \
    --vsphere=mgmt-vsphere-name \
    "--network=mgmt-network" \
    --vm-name=hcs01-name`
  3. If you use Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) to access and manage appliances, you must verify that the DNS record matches the vSphere Replication Cloud Service host IP address, and trusts the SSH certificate for this FQDN.
    1. Check the DNS server to ensure that the record matches the IP address of the vSphere Replication Cloud Service host.
    2. Run the following command to trust the certificate for the vSphere Replication Cloud Service host FQDN.

      Standard Command

      Command Using Registry

      # vcav vsphere trust-ssh \
      --vsphere-address=$MGMT_VSPHERE_ADDRESS \
      --vsphere-user=$MGMT_VSPHERE_USER \
      --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.vsphere.mgmt \
      --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
      --vm-name=hcs01-name \
      --vm-address=hcs01-FQDN
      
      # vcav vsphere trust-ssh \
      --vsphere=mgmt-vsphere-name \
      --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
      --vm-name=hcs01-name \
      --vm-address=hcs01-FQDN