You can configure backup for each SDDC management component separately. For this scenario, no requirement to back up the entire SDDC exists, and this design does not imply such an operation. Some products can perform internal configuration backups. Use those products in addition to the whole VM component backups as appropriate.

Component Backup Jobs Design Decision

Decision ID

Design Decision

Design Justification

Design Implication

SDDC-OPS-BKP-012

Use the internal configuration backup features within VMware NSX.

Restoring small configuration files can be a faster and less destructive method to achieve a similar restoration of functionality.

An FTP server is required for the NSX configuration backup.

Create a single backup job for the components of a management application according to the node configuration of the application in Region A.  

VM Backup Jobs in Region A

Product

Image VM Backup Jobs in Region A

Application VM Backup Jobs in Region A

ESXi

Backup is not applicable

-

Platform Services Controller

Part of the vCenter Server backup job

-

vCenter Server

Management Job

Management Job

mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

mgmt01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local 

Compute Job

comp01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

comp01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

NSX for vSphere

Management Job

mgmt01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Compute Job

comp01nsxm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Automation

vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

vra01bus01.rainpole.local

vra01buc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

vra01svr01b.rainpole.local

vra01iws01a.rainpole.local

vra01iws01b.rainpole.local

vra01ims01a.rainpole.local

vra01ims01b.rainpole.local

vra01dem01.rainpole.local

vra01dem02.rainpole.local

vra01vro01a.rainpole.local

vra01vro01b.rainpole.local

vra01ias01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vra01ias02.sfo01.rainpole.local

vra01mssql01.rainpole.local

vRealize Log Insight

vrli-mstr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vrli-wrkr-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vrli-wrkr-02.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Operations Manager

vrops-mstrn-01.rainpole.local

vrops-repln-02.rainpole.local

vrops-datan-03.rainpole.local

vrops-rmtcol-01.sfo01.rainpole.local

vrops-rmtcol-02.sfo01.rainpole.local

-

vRealize Orchestrator

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job

-

vRealize Business Server

vRealize Business Data Collector

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job

-

Create a single backup job for the components of a management application according to the node configuration of the application in Region B. The backup jobs in Region B are not applicable to a single-region SDDC implementation.

VM Backup Jobs in Region B

Product

Image VM Backups in Region B

Application VM Backup Jobs in Region B

ESXi

Backup is not applicable

None

Platform Services Controller

Part of the vCenter Server backup job

vCenter Server

Management Job

mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

mgmt01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

Compute Job

comp01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local 

comp01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local

NSX for vSphere

Management Job

mgmt01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local

Compute Job

comp01nsxm51.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Automation

vra01ias51.lax01.rainpole.local

vra01ias52.lax01.rainpole.local

vra01buc51.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Log Insight

vrli-mstr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

vrli-wrkr-51.lax01.rainpole.local

vrli-wrkr-52.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Operations Manager

vrops-rmtcol-51.lax01.rainpole.local

vrops-rmtcol-52.lax01.rainpole.local

vRealize Business Data Collector

Part of the vRealize Automation backup job