The following two-part post details how to add an Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) vSphere Local Cluster, in EHC terms we refer to this cluster type as LC1S (Local Copy on One Site) other EHC cluster types include:
VS1S – vSAN Storage on One Site (not used by STaaS)
CA1S – CA VPLEX Metro Storage on One Site
CA2S – CA VPLEX Metro Storage across Two Sites
DR2S – DR RecoverPoint Storage across Two Sites
For details on how to add other cluster types please refer to the EHC Admin Guide:
There are a number of prerequisites required in advance of running the Onboard Cluster workflow in EHC, namely:
- Add a Site
- Add a vCenter
- Add a Hardware Island
Part 1 will address the first two prerequisites (Add a Site, Add a vCenter).
Note: this post provides an example and does not substitute for the EHC Admin Guide.
Adding A Site
EHC can support up to 8 sites depending on the combination of protection services implemented with each site consisting of multiple Hardware Islands and vSphere clusters. Begin by logging into the EHC tenant portal as the system administrator with entitlements to the EHC Maintenance catalog items. Navigate to: Catalog -> EHC Configuration -> Site Maintenance:
Type a site description:
Choose the action type ‘Add Site‘:
Provide a ‘Site Name‘:
Monitor the Request:
Once the request completes successfully the newly added site object will be displayed in the vRealize Orchestrator inventory under ‘Dynamic Types – EHC – Sites‘:
First step completed with the Site details populated into the EHC Object Model Database. For further information on the EHC OMDB please refer to the EHC Concepts & Architecture Guide.
Adding A vCenter Endpoint
Next we will add and associate a new vCenter to the newly created Site, leveraging the vRealize Automation Catalog item vCenter Endpoint Maintenance. EHC today supports up to 4x managed vCenter endpoints (vRealize Automation vCenter endpoint) offering the following services:
-Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
-Storage as a service (STaaS)
-Backup as a service (BaaS)
-Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)
6x Additional vCenters may be added (for a total of 10 vCenters) which can provide IaaS services only.
Begin by logging into the EHC tenant portal as the system administrator with entitlements to the EHC Maintenance catalog items. Navigate to: Catalog -> EHC Configuration -> vCenter Endpoint Maintenance:
Type a vCenter description:
Choose the action type ‘Add vCenter‘, type a name for the vCenter Oject, select:
-vCenter FQDN (values pulled from the vRealize Orchestrator vCenter plugin)
Monitor the Request:
Once the request completes successfully the newly added vCenter object will be displayed in the vRealize Orchestrator inventory under ‘Dynamic Types – EHC – vCenters‘: