vCenter Server(s) must be connected to the VAO infrastructure. vCenter Server may be shared across VAO sites, or each site may have its own vCenter Server.
The requirements for VAO operation are:
- vCenter Server that manages production VMs must be registered with a VAO server in the Production site.
This is required to gather VM inventory data.
- vCenter Server that manages VM replicas must be registered with the VAO server in the DR site.
This is required to allow orchestration of failover plans.
- Shared vCenter Server that manages both production VMs and VM replicas must be registered with VAO servers both in the DR and Production sites.