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VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2 | APR 11 2019 | Build 13097334 | Download

VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6 Appliance | APR 11 2019 | Build  13020602 | Release Notes

VMware vSphere Replication 8.1.2 | APR 11 2019 | Build 13095593 | Release Notes

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Introduction to the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2

The VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication allows VMware administrators to simplify the management of their vSphere Replication infrastructure by leveraging the robust workflow automation platform of vRealize Orchestrator. The vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication extends automation capabilities for certain vSphere Replication operations by including them in vRealize Orchestrator workflows.
The plug-in also delivers pre-built out-of-the-box building blocks and complete workflows that cover certain existing vSphere Replication actions.

The vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2 release runs with VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6.

You can download the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2 from the download page.

For information about creating workflows by using vRealize Orchestrator, see the vRealize Orchestrator documentation.

For more information on the supported workflows, see the Featured Workflows section.

What's New in the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2

The vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 8.1.2 is compatible with VMware vRealize Orchestrator 7.6.

Note: For interoperability with earlier or later releases of vRealize Orchestrator, see the Compatibility Matrices for vSphere Replication 8.1.x.

For more information on the workflows, see the Featured Workflows section.

Installation

The Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication software requires vRealize Orchestrator 7.6, and vSphere Replication 8.1.2 For information on installing vRealize Orchestrator, see the vRealize Orchestrator documentation. For information on installing vSphere Replication 8.1, see Install vSphere Replication in the VMware Site Recovery documentation.

The Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication software is distributed as Orchestrator application file. Install and configure the plug-in by using the Orchestrator configuration interface.

After you install the Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication, the plug-in automatically discovers the vSphere Replication instances on all vCenter Servers that are currently registered.

After you install the Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication, you find the vSphere Replication workflows in the vSphere Web Client:

  1. Go to vRealize Orchestrator > Workflows view in the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Expand the hierarchy to navigate to the vRO Servers > vco_server > Library > vSphere Replication folder.

Before you can run vSphere Replication workflows, which interact with remote sites, you must register the remote site, by running the corresponding workflow from Library > VR > Remote Site Management. You must run this workflow only once per vRealize Orchestrator user.

Note: vRealize Orchestrator communicates with the vSphere Replication appliance over port 8043.

Featured Workflows

The vRealize Orchestrator plug-in provides out-of-the-box workflows to help customers automate vSphere Replication operations. Below are some of the implemented workflows.

  • Pair Site workflow:
    1. Pair with an on-premise vCenter Server site
    2. Pair with a Cloud site
  • Configure Replication workflow:
    1. Between on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    2. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    3. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Pause Replication workflow:
    1. Pause replication to on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    2. Pause replication from Cloud 
    3. Pause replication to Cloud 
  • Resume Replication workflow:
    1. Resume replication to on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    2. Resume replication from Cloud 
    3. Resume replication to Cloud 
  • Reverse Replication workflow:
    1. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Planned Migration workflow:
    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud
    2. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Test Recovery workflow:
    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    2. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Cleanup of test instances:
    1. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    2. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Real Recovery workflow:
    1. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
    2. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
  • Sync Replication workflow:
    1. Full Sync from an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    2. Full Sync between on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    3. Offline Sync Replication from Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
    4. Offline Sync Replication from on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    5. Offline Sync Replication between on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    6. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
    7. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud 
    8. Between on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
  • Unconfigure Replication workflow:
    1. Between on-premise vCenter Server datacenters
    2. From an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter to Cloud
    3. From Cloud to an on-premise vCenter Server datacenter
  • Workflows that do not require on-premise site:
    1. Test Recovery for a virtual machine replicated in the Cloud 
    2. Cleanup test recovery for a virtual machine replicated in the Cloud 
    3. Real Recovery for a virtual machine replicated in the Cloud 

Known Issues from Previous Releases

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