Deploy vSphere Data Protection to provide the capability for backup and restore of SDDC management components.

vSphere Data Protection enables the backup and restore of virtual machines associated with the following components.

vCenter Server

Management vCenter Server and connected external Platform Services Controller

Compute vCenter Server and connected external Platform Services Controller

NSX for vSphere

NSX Manager for the management cluster

NSX Manager for the shared compute and edge cluster

vRealize Automation

vRealize Operations Manager

vRealize Log Insight

1

Before you deploy vSphere Data Protection in Region A, verify that your environment satisfies the requirements for this deployment.

2

Deploy vSphere Data Protection as a virtual appliance on the management cluster in Region A.

3

Configure an operations service account with permissions that are required to enable vSphere Data Protection access to provide backup operations on the Management vCenter Server in Region A.

4

After you deploy the virtual appliance for vSphere Data Protection on the management cluster in Region A, complete the initial configuration of vSphere Data Protection.