Depending on the recovery target and IP customizations applied during the backup configuration, manual configuration changes are required to one or more VMware Aria Operations for Logs nodes before the restored site can become fully functional.
Recovering to the Same Host
You can restore VMware Aria Operations for Logs cluster to the same host by using any back up tool.
All network, IP, and FQDN settings that are used for the production environment should be preserved in the restored site.
The original copy of the cluster is overwritten with the restored version unless a new name is provided to the virtual machine, during the restore process.
If the same IP addresses and FQDNs are used for the restored cluster nodes as per the default settings, power down the existing cluster before beginning the restore.
After a successful restoration and validation, delete the old copy to conserve resources and to prevent potential issues.
Recovering to a Different Host
You must perform manual configuration on VMware Aria Operations for Logs, if you are restoring to a different host cluster. For information about changes that are specific to VMware Aria Operations for Logs 3.3.0 versions, see Restore to a Different Host. It is assumed that the restored VMware Aria Operations for Logs nodes have been assigned different IP addresses and FQDNs than their source counterparts from which a backup was taken.
Recovering VMware Aria Operations for Logs Forwarders
The manual instructions for recovering VMware Aria Operations for Logs forwarders are the same as that of the VMware Aria Operations for Logs server as described above.
Recovering VMware Aria Operations for Logs Agents
If the complete agent OS is backed up, follow the tool-specific workflow to recover the agent OS.
If agent configuration is made on the client side, that is on agent OS, replace the agent.ini using the backup copy.
If configuration changes are made on the server side, that is VMware Aria Operations for Logs primary node, no backup and recovery is required for the agent virtual machines.
Confirming the Restoration
You must confirm that all restored VMware Aria Operations for Logs clusters are fully functional.
Verify that you can access the VMware Aria Operations for Logs user interface using the Internal Load Balancer (ILB) IP address or FQDN (if configured) as well as access all individual cluster nodes using respective IP addresses or FQDNs.
From the VMware Aria Operations for LogsAdministration page:
Verify the status of cluster nodes from the cluster page and make sure the ILB, if configured, is also in an active state.
Verify the vSphere integration. If required, reconfigure the integration. This occurs when the ILB and/or the primary node IP address or FQDN is changed post-recovery.
Verify the VMware Aria Operations integration and reconfigure again if needed.
Verify that all content packs and UI features are functioning correctly.
Verify that VMware Aria Operations for Logs forwarders and agents, if configured, are functioning correctly.
Verify that other key features of VMware Aria Operations for Logs are functioning as expected.