In Part 1 of this series we discussed a general concepts of Azure Site recovery and the major prerequisites of this deployment.
In Part 2 we discussed the scenario of implementing the ASR to protect the VMware environment in addition to protect Physical machines also.
In Part 3 we start the implementation of Config Server, Master server and process server and we discussed the functions of each server.
In this part we will start the protection of VMware virtual machines.
In the VMware Scenario, we need to add the Vcenter Server to the azure in order to manage the Vmware virtual machines.
VMware vCenter Server allows for the management of multiple ESX servers and virtual machines (VMs) from different ESX servers through a single console application.
so lets start adding the Vcenter servers, also keep in mind that you should add all Vcenter servers holds VM’s need to be protected via Azure Site Recovery.
To add the Vcenter hosts, login to azure portal: https://manage.windowsazure.com with an admin credentials, navigate to Recovery Service Tab, then enter to ASR vault that you already created before:
From the ASR Vault page, go to servers tab, then in below bar choose Add Vcenter Server option as shown below:
Fill the required information as below:
Server IP Address: Enter the VCenter Server IP Address.
Port: keep the port 443 for secure connection.
Friendly Name: The Name of VCenter which will appear in azure portal (choose any name).
Process Server: Choose your process server which we already deployed in the previous part.
Vcenter Account: you should already configured the Vcenter Admin account.
if you don’t setup the Vcenter account, follow below steps:
login remotely to the configuration server we deployed in part 3.
In desktop you will see an icon called CPSCONFIGTOOL, double click on it:
Now click on Add Account button as show below:
Add the Vcenter Admin Account, usually the Admin user is root, keep in mind that this user will also used to install the mobility service in the Virtual machines to be protected, after fill the info click OK:
The new admin user will appear now:
Now go back to the Add Vcenter wizard and choose the account, if incorrect account used the adding step will failed, so now after you fill all required info click of complete:
After a while, the Vcenter will appear below the config server and it must show a status of connected as below:
So since we added the Vcenter successfully, in Next part we will protect a VMWARE virtual machines, stay tuned 🙂
Ahmad Yasin in a Microsoft Cloud Engineer and the publisher of
AzureDummies blog. He also hold many certificates in office 365
and windows azure including Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
and MCSA office 365.