Before you configure replication tasks to the cloud, you must configure the connections between your vSphere environment and virtual data centers that belong to the Dedicated Disaster Recovery service.

To configure a Target Site:

Ensure you can login to vSphere Replication through the vSphere Replication Appliance and vSphere Web Client.

Ensure you have login credentials to the vCloud Air - Dedicated Disaster Recovery service.

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In a web browser, open your unique vCloud Air - Dedicated Disaster Recovery service URL.

Note

This URL is specific to your organization and is provided by VMware on successful subscription to the service.

2

Enter your username and password and click Login.

3

Click Disaster Recovery.

Ensure that your virtual data center has disaster recovery resources available.

4

Click the Replications tab.

Note down the Cloud provider address (Cloud endpoint URL) and the Organization Name.

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Now, login to your vSphere Web Client.

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Click vSphere Replication > Home > Manage.

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Under the vSphere Replication tab, click Target Sites and then click the Connect to a Cloud Provider icon.

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On the Connection settings page of the Connect to a Cloud Provider wizard, enter the Cloud provider address and Organization Name you had noted down in Step 4 along with your vCloud Air User name and Password.

By default, vSphere Replication uses these credentials to establish a user session to vCloud Air and for system monitoring purposes. To enable system monitoring, these credentials will be stored in the vSphere Replication appliance, unless you select to use another user account for system monitoring.

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Click Next.

The Connect to a Cloud Provider wizard displays a list of virtual data centers to which you can connect. If a virtual data center is already connected to the vCenter Server, that data center does not appear in the list.

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From the list of virtual data centers, select a target for the connection and click Next.

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Review your connection settings and click Finish.

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The connection to your cloud organization appears under Target Sites and the Status is displayed as Missing network settings, because you have not selected the networks to use for recovery and test recovery operations on the target site.

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Right-click on the virtual data center name and select Configure target networks.

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On the Network Settings page, select the Recovery network and Test network from the drop-down menu and click Next. The drop-down menus displays only the networks that are configured for vCloud Air.

If stretched network is pre-configured, then virtual machines which are connected to the stretched network will recover on the stretched network. If a stretched network is not found, the virtual machines will automatically recover on the recovery network. Virtual machines which are not associated with a stretched network will recover on the default network.

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On the Local recovery networks page, select the cloud networks from the left pane and select the local recovery networks from the right pane. Click Add Mappings and click Next.

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On the Local test networks page, select the cloud networks from the left pane and select the local test networks from the right pane. Click Add Mappings and click Next.

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Under Ready to complete, review your settings and click Finish.

You can now configure virtual machines to replicate to Dedicated Disaster Recovery.

When you test a replication or perform a recovery operation, vCloud Air automatically attaches the virtual machine to the test or recovery (or stretched) network respectively.