I am just reviewing our dr documentation after we have moved over to a vmware vsphere environment. My question is surrounding the vcentre software and what is the best practice to re-install this? We have two VMware clusters (one at main office and one at DR site both with their own SAN) and the vcentre software that controls these clusters is installed on a physical server at our main office. My thinking in DR would be to re-install onto a new server at the DR suite and perform a SQL recovery of the database. Is it that simple?? Would the server have to have the same network name?
My other thought for the future would be to maybe make the vcentre server a virtual box, that way I could mount a clone of this at the DR site, but I read so many arguments for and against this, so will need to think and investigate a little further before I comit.
Any advice greatly appreciated.