I am looking to setup Zerto in the following situation:-
Now i planned to install a ZVM into the live cluster where vCenter server is located and install VRA’s in both the Live & DR sites and enable the replicate to self in the site settings.
Is this the correct way to go, as i was reading the docs and its confused me a little as I think its telling me to have the single vCenter server and the ZVM at the DR site, not the production?
Does anyone know what the best practice is please, and if it is to host in DR site, if i have no option but to host in Live site, will it still work and what will be the negatives to doing this please
thanks in advance
This will work just fine. There are two primary risks to mitigate:
thanks for the reply Sean
Both points above are understood, but there is no replication performance impact of having the VC & ZVM in the production site?
Another way to attack this would be to run your vCenter server, out of your DR cluster hardware. That way if you have a failure in your production cluster, you are still able to easily failover all your production vm’s to your DR cluster. Conversely, if you have a failure in your DR cluster, you’re only dealing with a vCenter outage, which is much more tenable to deal with, than client facing production machines being down.