VMware Cloud Director Availability API

VMware Cloud Director Availability™ offers simple and secure onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services. Migrate and protect vSphere workloads between cloud sites and between on-premises sites and a cloud site.

  • After onboarding a tenant with a provider, the on-premises appliance pairs with the cloud site. vSphere workloads like vApps and virtual machines can be migrated or protected to and from that cloud site.
  • After pairing a cloud site with another cloud site, the workloads can be migrated or protected between the cloud sites.
  • When VMware Cloud Director Availability is paired with another site, tenants and providers can:
    • Replicate workloads to that site. After replicating the workload, when using a protection - the workload in the source site keeps staying active. When using a migration - the workload in the destination site becomes active.
    • Perform disaster recovery workflows like test failover, failover, migrate, and reverse tasks on the replicated workloads.
  • Tenants and providers can manage replications and perform workflows by accessing the VMware Cloud Director Availability portal or in VMware Cloud Director.
  • On-premises tenants can access the VMware Cloud Director Availability vSphere Client Plug-In.
  • For Cloud Director DR and migration, replication policies can be set per-tenant or per-organization. The replication policies disallow or allow the incoming or the outgoing replications. The policies also control the maximum number of virtual machines, the maximum number of retained instances per replication and the minimum Recovery Point Objective (RPO).

VMware Cloud Director Availability supports two architectures:

  • Cloud Director DR and Migration: A multi-tenant provider cloud site backed by VMware Cloud Director manages and offers disaster recovery and migration services to multiple tenants using VMware Cloud Director Availability instances.
  • vSphere DR and Migration: Disaster recovery and migration capabilities for vSphere workloads between vCenter sites using VMware Cloud Director Availability.