Lab 9 - DR with VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery
Connect an Existing SDDC to VCDR
VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery leverages the VMware Cloud on AWS Recovery Software Defined Data Center (“SDDC”) as a disaster recovery site, which you can use if disaster strikes (or for testing) and you need to fail over your protected vCenter to the cloud. A new SDDC can be created from the VCDR Console for this purpose or you can Import an existing SDDC.
Add and Configure a Protected Site
The VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery DRaaS Connector is a stateless software appliance that enables replicating VM snapshot deltas from “protected” vSphere sites (on-premises or VMware Cloud on AWS) to cloud backup sites, and back, driven by policies you set in protection groups.
Review the Environment
In these sub-tasks we will review the Cloud Services console, the VMC on AWS SDDC environment and the On-Prem.
Create a Protection Group
Protection groups allows you to create regularly scheduled snapshots of your VMs which replicate to a VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery cloud file system.
Create a DR Plan
A DR Plan defines the orchestration configuration for disaster recovery and workload mobility. Plans run either for recovery as an actual DR plan operation, or they run as a test recovery, which performs all of the plan’s recovery operations in a test site for validation.