This validated design uses a set of virtual machines for management components and tenant blueprints. Create these virtual machines, configure their virtual hardware, and install the required guest operating system.

You must create virtual machines for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) before you start the deployment of these management components.

For information on the networking configuration of the virtual machines, such as host name, IPv4 address, default gateway, and so on, see Host Names and IP Addresses for the Data Protection and Operations Management Components in Region A.

Specifications of Management Virtual Machines

Attribute

Region

Site Recovery Manager

vSphere Update Manager Download Service

Number of virtual machines

-

2

1 virtual machine in each region

2

1 virtual machine in each region

Guest OS

-

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

VM name

Region A

mgmt01srm01

mgmt01umds01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

mgmt01srm51

mgmt01umds51.lax01.rainpole.local

VM folder

Region A

BCDR01

MGMT01

Region B

BCDR51

MGMT51

Cluster

Region A

SFO01-MGMT01

SFO01-MGMT01

Region B

LAX01-MGMT01

LAX01-MGMT01

Datastore

Region A

SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

Region B

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01

Number of CPUs

-

2

2

Memory (GB)

-

4

2

Disk space (GB)

-

40

120

SCSI Controller

-

LSI Logic SAS

LSI Logic SAS

Virtual machine network adapter

-

VMXNET3

VMXNET3

Virtual machine network

Region A

vDS-Mgmt-Management

Mgmt-RegionA01-VXLAN

Region B

vDS-Mgmt-Management

Mgmt-RegionB01-VXLAN

User account

-

Windows administrator

service-umds

To create tenant blueprint in vRealize Automation, this validated design uses a set of virtual machines according to predefined specifications.

Specifications for the VM Blueprint Templates

Required by VMware Component

VM Template Name

Guest OS

CPUs

Memory (GB)

Virtual Disk (GB)

SCSI Controller

Virtual Machine Network Adapter

vRealize Automation

redhat6-enterprise-64

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7(64-bit)

1

6

20

LSI Logic SAS

VMXNET3

windows-2012r2-64

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

1

4

50

LSI Logic SAS

VMXNET3

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

1

8

100

LSI Logic SAS

VMXNET3