Use the advanced deployment mode in the following cases:
- If you need to provide multisite enterprise delegation of permissions on failover procedures to other users.
For example, you can use this deployment mode if you want to:
- Allow Production site users to create plans based on VM scopes limited to their own sites, and test these plans in their own labs.
- Restrict access to your own plans created in the DR site and based on the VM scope limited to the DR site only.
This mode will suit a company in which different administrators are responsible for different Production sites.
- As soon as you install a VAO server and connect standalone Veeam Backup & Replication servers to it, VAO will push its agents to all the servers. This applies both to DR and Production VAO servers.
VAO uses the agents to collect data about vCenter Servers managed by the standalone Veeam Backup & Replication servers, and to pass management command from the VAO servers. That is why if you have any concerns about connectivity between the DR site and remote Production sites, it is not recommended to use this deployment mode.
There are the following per-site permissions to build failover plans:
- DR Site Administrators and Failover Plan Authors can manage failover plans for all VMs, in all sites, in all vCenter Servers.
- Production Site Administrators and Failover Plan Authors can manage failover plans with a scoped view of VMs in the Production site vCenter Server.
- In all cases, the available VM groups for any site are scoped by the DR Site Administrator. For more information, see the Veeam Availability Orchestrator User Guide, section Configuring Veeam Availability Orchestrator.
The diagram below illustrates the advanced deployment mode.