DR and Migration Lifecycle Management #
The lifecycle management of VMware Cloud Director Availability is provided using the native tools in each of the appliances. All deployment, patching, and upgrade operations are performed manually by the system administrator without or with minimal native automation.
Most of the operations (deployment, upgrades) can be performed through the graphical user interface of VMware Cloud Director Availability while some of them are also available through the command-line.
Backup and Restore #
Before performing any lifecyle operations, you need to backup the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliances. This way you will prevent extended loss of service in case of a potential problem caused by these operations.
This is how to generate a backup and then restore it. [Read more]