Additional Lab - Site Recovery in VMware Cloud on AWS
Lab Lecture Material
Activate Site Recovery Add-on
VMware Site Recover is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server on-premises site and a recovery vCenter Server site on VMware Cloud on AWS and the reverse.
Configure the On-Premises vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager
As mentioned in the previous task, the on-premises appliances have already been deployed. In this task we will review and modify the configuration.
Create SDDC Gateway Firewall Rules for VMware Site Recovery
We will now create the required firewall rules to allow pairing of the On-Prem and SDDC Site Recovery Managers and allow the vSphere Replication appliances to replicate VM content between the sites.
Pair On-Premises with SDDC
Configure DR for Virtual Machines
Now that we have successfully deployed and configured the SRM infrastructure components, Configured firewall rules to allow communications between the On-Premises appliances and SDDC appliance, and completed the site pairing, we can now begin the process of protecting your Virtual Machines.
VMware Site recovery Service uses vSphere Replication to copy VMs from the protected site to the recovery site. With vSphere Replication independent replication policies can be defined per Virtual Machine. In this task we will configure replication for a single Virtual machine.
Run a Disaster Recovery Plan
Now we can run a disaster recovery plan.
After a recovery, the recovery site becomes the primary site, but the virtual machines are not protected yet. If the original protected site is operational, you can reverse the direction of protection to use the original protected site as a new recovery site to protect the new protected site.