Once you are subscribed to the service, VMware ensures that the environment is configured for replications by providing a disaster recovery-enabled virtual data center (VDC). To enable replications to Dedicated Disaster Recovery, your on-premises environment must meet certain requirements in terms of additional configuration and specific versions of the VMware products that you use.

Replications to Dedicated Disaster Recovery and access to new features require that you run certain versions of VMware products on the source site and on the target site. You must verify that you run a supported version of the products. Please contact your VMware representative for more details.

VMware recommends the following product versions for this release of Dedicated Disaster Recovery:

Recommended Cloud Component Versions

Component

Recommended Version

vCloud Director

8.10.1

vCenter

6.0 U2

ESX

6.0 U2

NSX

6.2.4

Note

Ensure that virtual machine or vApp limits adhere to the vCloud Director resource standards and constraints.

Recommended On-premises Component Versions

Component

Recommended Version

vSphere Replication Appliance

6.1 or 6.1.1

vCenter Server

6.0 U2

vSphere Web Client

6.0

ESXi host

5.5 and above

HCM (1 per vCenter)

2.0 U1

Virtual machine hardware

11

The following browsers are recommended while working with the vCloud Air and vSphere UIs.

Recommended Browsers

Browser

Recommended Version

Chrome

54

Firefox

49

Safari

10

Note

Ensure that you have Internet connectivity without a proxy or traffic filtering device setup.

The maximum limits for Dedicated Disaster Recovery are as follows:

Maximum Limits

Metric

Limit

Total virtual machines configured for replication per tenant

1000

Concurrent configured replications

30

Concurrent recovery operations

100