vCloud Availability for vCloud Director has multiple components that you must install and configure in a specific order. You can select between an automated and a manual installation and configuration.

In environments where the service provider and tenant workloads run on the same network, vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 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.