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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 1.0
Deployment Guide


In terms of VAO, a Site is a logical organizational unit. A site is not necessarily a separate physical location, but it can be managed separately in VAO.

Every installed VAO server defines a site. Sites are used in VAO for two reasons:

  1. To allow a scalable distributed architecture for data collection.
  2. To provide administrative role-based delegation for failover plan authoring.

There are two types of sites in the VAO infrastructure — DR site and Production site.

  • DR site

DR site is the site where VM replicas are located, and where failover plans are created, stored, tested and executed using VAO.

  • Production site(s)

Production site is the site where source production VMs are located.

In a single VAO deployment, there can be multiple Production sites, but only one DR site. Should the environment have more than one DR location, you can implement a parallel “mirrored” VAO deployment. For more information on VAO deployment scenarios, see Deployment Scenarios.

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