Summary

A Zerto for vSphere customer may want to organize the VRA and VRA-H VMs deployed as part of Zerto into one or more VM and Template folders. The Zerto UI does not provide a feature to orchestrate the use of a vSphere folder when deploying a VRA. However, a customer may move a VRA or VRA-H VM into a folder following the deployment without negative impact to any Zerto function.

Steps

Follow VMware documentation to create a VM and Template folder, and move VRA and VRA-H VMs into this folder.

New VRA-H VMs are created by the Zerto Virtual Manager as needed; for example, when the number of disks attached to a VRA or VRA-H reach the maximum of 60, and more disks need to be managed. As new VRA or VRA-H VMs are created, a customer can move these VMs into a vSphere folder. The Zerto software will continue to deploy new VRAs or VRA-H VMs at the root folder level. If the customer does not want to store these VMs in the root folder level then they must move any new VRA or VRA-H VMs into another folder as needed.

Note: the account used by the Zerto Virtual Manager to access vCenter must continue to have the permissions needed to manage the VRA and VRA-H VMs in any new folder. The permissions are listed in the Zerto Installation Guide for vSphere and Hyper-V.