The virtual infrastructure is the foundation of an operational SDDC, and consists primarily of the physical host's hypervisor and the control of these hypervisors. The management workloads consist of elements in the virtual management layer itself, along with elements in the Cloud Management Layer, Service Management, Business Continuity, and Security areas.

The following procedures describe the validated flow of installation and configuration for the Virtual Infrastructure in Region B.

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Start the deployment of your virtual infrastructure in Region B by installing and configuring all the ESXi hosts.

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This design uses two separate NSX instances per region. One instance is tied to the Management vCenter Server, and the other instance is tied to the Compute vCenter Server. Deploy and configure the NSX instance for the management cluster in Region B.

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Deploy and configure the shared edge and compute cluster components.

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Deploy and configure the NSX instance for the shared edge and compute cluster in Region B.

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You deploy VMware Site Recovery to enable fail over of management applications from Region A to Region B in the cases of disaster or planned migration.

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You deploy and configure vSphere Replication to enable replication of critical virtual machine data from Region A to Region B for failover by using Site Recovery Manager in the cases of disaster or planned migration.

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Deploy vSphere Data Protection for backup and restore of SDDC management components in Region B.

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By default, virtual infrastructure management components use TLS/SSL certificates that are signed by the VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA). These certificates are not trusted by end-user devices. For example, a certificate warning might appear when a user connects to a vCenter Server system by using the vSphere Web Client.