Synchronize workload data from vCloud Director (cloud) to vSphere (on-premise) site.

About this task

After you delete a tenant VM, you lose the placeholder VM in the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Portal. In this case, you cannot trigger a Failover reverse by task using the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Portal. You must perform a Failover reverse task by using the vSphere Web Client.

After you perform a failover migration from the vSphere (on-premise) environment to a vCloud Director (cloud) environment, the migrated virtual machine is running on the vCloud Director (source) site. А subsequent Reverse task synchronizes and protects data from vCloud Director (cloud) back to the vSphere (on-premise) site.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have performed a Failover task to the virtual machine before starting the Reverse task.

  • Verify that the virtual machine that you want to reverse is turned off at the target side.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Portal using Organization administrator credentials.
  2. Locate the virtual machine that you want to reverse in the Workloads tab and verify that it is turned off at the source side.

    The virtual machine must be turned off in the vSphere (on-premise) site.

  3. Call out the Actions pane by clicking the virtual machine.
  4. Click Reverse to select the task.
  5. Click Confirm in the Actions pane to initiate the Reverse task.

    You can monitor the progress of the task in the Actions pane.

Results

After the Failover Reverse task is finished, the workload appears in the Reversed tab. The virtual machine is running in the vCloud Director (cloud) site and is protected in the vSphere (on-premise) site.