The vCloud Availability Administration Portal provides a graphic user interface to facilitate the service providers to monitor and manage the vCloud Availability solution.

The service providers can use the vCloud Availability Administration Portal as a dashboard providing information about replications, and as a tool to clean up stale replications and migrate replications from one datastore to another.

Every 12 hours, the vCloud Availability Administration Portal fetches data from vCloud Director. This data is stored into the local vCloud Availability Administration Portal database. The status information on the Home page and Reports page is extracted from the local database.

If you add a new tenant or an existing tenant creates a new replication, the vCloud Availability Administration Portal will display the new information after the next automatic synchronization between the local database and vCloud Director. You can force the synchronization and get real time data by clicking GENERATE on the Home > Report page.

If you need to move a replication to a different datastore or if you Scrub Replications, the vCloud Availability Administration Portal starts fetching real time data from vCloud Director to complete the operation.

By using the impersonation feature, the service providers can pose as tenants and perform all DR tasks in the tenant vCloud Availability Portal.