The vSphere Replication Server handles the replication process for each protected virtual machine.

About this task

Important:

Deploy at least one vSphere Replication Server for each vSphere Replication Manager.

Procedure

  1. Create vSphere Replication Server.

    Standard Command

    Command Using Registry

    # vcav hbr create \
    --ovf-url=vcloud-availability-release_number-xxx-build_number_OVF10.ova \
    --vsphere-address=$VSPHERE01_ADDRESS \
    --vsphere-user=$SSO_USER \
    --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.sso \
    "--network=$VSPHERE01_PLACEMENT_NETWORK" \
    "--vsphere-locator=$VSPHERE01_PLACEMENT_LOCATOR" \
    --datastore=$VSPHERE01_PLACEMENT_DATASTORE \
    --ntp=pool.ntp.org \
    --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
    --vm-name=hbr01-name
    
    # vcav hbr create \
    --ovf-url=vcloud-availability-release_number-xxx-build_number_OVF10.ova \
    --vsphere=vsphere-01-name \
    --ntp=pool.ntp.org \
    --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
    --vm-name=hbr01-name
    

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

    Important:

    Repeat this step for every vSphere Replication Manager in your environment.

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

    Standard Command

    Command Using Registry

    # HBR_ADDRESS=`vcav vsphere get-ip \
    --vsphere-address=$VSPHERE01_ADDRESS \
    --vsphere-user=$SSO_USER \
    --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.sso \
    "--network=$VSPHERE01_PLACEMENT_NETWORK" \
    --vm-name=hbr01-name`
    # HBR_ADDRESS=`vcav vsphere get-ip \
    --vsphere=vsphere-01-name \
    "--network=vsphere-01-network" \
    --vm-name=hbr01-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 Server IP address, and trust the SSH certificate for this FQDN.
    1. Check the DNS server to ensure that the entry matches the IP address of the vSphere Replication Server.
    2. Run the following command to trust the certificate for the vSphere Replication Server FQDN.

      Standard Command

      Command Using Registry

      # vcav vsphere trust-ssh \
      --vsphere-address=$VSPHERE01_ADDRESS \
      --vsphere-user=$SSO_USER \
      --vsphere-password-file=~/.ssh/.sso \
      --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
      --vm-name=hbr01-name \
      --vm-address=hbr01-FQDN
      
      # vcav vsphere trust-ssh \
      --vsphere=vsphere-01-name \
      --root-password-file=~/.ssh/.root \
      --vm-name=hbr01-name \
      --vm-address=hbr01-FQDN