DR and Migration Implementation

Implementing DR and Migration validated solution includes configuring VMware Cloud Director Availability.

To implement and configure VMware Cloud Director Availability, you can use the user interface of each component in the solution.

This guidance provides a prescriptive path for deploying VMware Cloud Director Availability in a management and/or VI workload domain.

Prerequisites #

Here is a high-level list of the requirements to deploy VMware Cloud Director Availability. For more details, please refer to the official documentation.

  1. DNS and NTP server

  2. SSO Lookup Service Address

  3. SSO admin credentials. If not available, then a user with the following privileges:

   "Cryptographer.ManageKeys",
   "Cryptographer.RegisterHost",
   "Datastore.Config",
   "Extension.Register",
   "Extension.Unregister",
   "Extension.Update",
   "Global.DisableMethods",
   "Global.EnableMethods",
   "Host.Config.Connection",
   "Host.Hbr.HbrManagement",
   "VirtualMachine.Inventory.Register",
   "VirtualMachine.Inventory.Unregister",
   "VirtualMachine.Interact.PowerOff",
   "VirtualMachine.Interact.PowerOn",
   "VirtualMachine.State.CreateSnapshot",
   "VirtualMachine.State.RemoveSnapshot",
   "VirtualMachine.Hbr.ConfigureReplication",
   "VirtualMachine.Hbr.ReplicaManagement",
   "VirtualMachine.Hbr.MonitorReplication"
  1. Routing and Firewall Ports in place

  2. Compatible versions of vCenter and VMware Cloud Director – open the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices

  3. The ESXi hosts in all paired on-premises sites and in all paired cloud sites must run one of the following vSphere product editions that include the vSphere Replication feature:

  • vSphere Essentials Plus
  • vSphere Standard
  • vSphere Enterprise
  • vSphere Enterprise Plus
  • vSphere Desktop

Proceedure #

  1. Deploy the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances
    All the steps required for deploying the three VMWare Cloud Director Availability appliances. Read more

  2. Configure the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances
    Walk through the steps of the initial setup wizard of VMware Cloud Director Availability. Read more

  3. Configure multiple network interfaces
    All the instructions if needed to configure multiple network adapters on each of the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. Read more

  4. Attach Usage Meter to the VMware Cloud Director Availability Replication Management appliance
    How to add the VMware Cloud Director Availability to Usage meter. Read more