After you address the prerequisites for using vSphere Replication through the vSphere Replication Appliance and vSphere Web Client, you need to configure the target site, which is vCloud – Air Disaster Recovery.
This tutorial shows you how to configure the vSphere Replication Appliance to connect to vCloud – Air Disaster Recovery. Topics are as follows:
Before configuring the remote site, you need to gather information from your vCloud Air account. To do this:
1. If you’re not already logged in, go to https://vchs.vmware.com/login and log in to vCloud Air.
2. From the Dashboard, click the desired Disaster Recovery virtual data center.
3. On the virtual data center’s Dashboard, click the vCloud Director API URL and copy it into the clipboard for later use.
Next, access the vSphere Web Client and configure a connection to the disaster recovery site:
1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client.
2. On the Home tab, click the vSphere Replication icon.
3. Go to the Manage tab, click vSphere Replication, and then click Target Sites.
4. Click the Cloud Provider icon to set up a new connection to vCloud Air.
5. In the Connect to a cloud provider – Connection settings window, in both the Cloud provider address and Organization name fields, paste the vCloud Director API URL that you copied earlier.
6. Edit the Cloud provider and Organization name fields as follows:
7. Enter the credentials (username and password) for your vCloud Air tenant, and then click Next.
8. In the Connect to a cloud provider – Virtual datacenters window, select the validated virtual data center, and then click Next.
9. In the Connect to a cloud provider – Ready to complete window, review the connection settings, and then click Finish.
10. Verify that the virtual data center appears as a target site in the vSphere Web Client: Go to the Manage tab, click vSphere Replication, and then click Target Sites.
To finalize the configuration of a connection to the target site, you must specify the primary networks that the Disaster Recovery service should use for tests and recovery operations. When you subscribe to the Disaster Recovery service, VMware automatically creates two default networks for your service—an isolated network and an external routed network. You can use these networks for your virtual machines protected by the Disaster Recovery service, or create other networks in your cloud organization. In this tutorial, a “Demo-Test” network and a “Demo-Recovery” network have been defined within the vCloud Air portal.
Back in the vSphere Web Client, configure settings for the test and recovery networks:
1. Click the target site, and then click the Configure Target Networks icon.
2. In the Configure Target Networks – Network settings window, select a recovery network and a test network from the respective drop-down menus, and then click Next.
3. In the Configure Target Networks – Ready to complete window, review the network settings, and then click Finish.
4. Verify that the network settings are properly configured in the vSphere Web Client: