On some occasions, CSP must re-build his entire Cloud ZVM from scratch.
For example: When vCenter server has been upgraded or rebuilt without preserving its DB, the ZVM must be re-built.
Here is the best practice for how to do it properly with the right order of operations:
- Export VPG settings
- Use the "Export Protection Group Settings" option in the ZVM's Zerto Diagnostics utility to create an XML file containing VPG configuration settings.
- Use the "Export" button within the VPG tab on the Zerto UI to save a CSV file containing all the VPGs settings, in case any of the VPGs would have to be manually recreated.
- Remove all VPGs (while choosing to preserve the target disks for preseeding afterwards).
- Unpair sites from within the Sites tab in the cloud ZVM GUI.
- Open the Zerto Cloud Manager GUI and perform the following on each of the ZORGs of the relevant site:
- Take notes of the ZCC’s configurations.
- Remove the Zerto Cloud Connectors.
- Remove all vCenter Cloud Resources and vCD Cloud Resources.
- Remove the relevant site from the Sites list in the Zerto Cloud Manager.
- Uninstall and reinstall Zerto on the cloud ZVM.
- Re-add the site to the Zerto Cloud Manager via the Zerto Cloud Manager sites tab.
- Recreate ZORGS and re-allocate resources that were deleted in step 5.
- Deploy new Zerto Cloud Connector via the Zerto Cloud Manager GUI for each ZORG.
- Pair the sites via the ZVR GUI of the peer ZVMs (customers’ ZVMs)
- Import VPG settings:
Use the "Import Protection Group Settings" option in the ZVM's Zerto Diagnostics utility to import the XML file created in step 1.