You have been tasked with creating a vSphere 6.x data center design for an organization. The organization has provided a number of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) requirements to meet their established Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The preliminary design will include two sites.
6 ESXi hosts in two clusters
A Fiber Channel storage array with three types of storage:
15K SAS drives with vFlash Read Cache
SATA drives in RAID 5 configuration
3 ESXi hosts in a single cluster
A Fiber Channel storage array of the same type and with the same configuration as that of the production site
The details of the organization’s SLAs include:
Gold: Maximize read/write storage performance and provide automated offsite recovery with an RPO < 15 minutes.
Silver: Maximize read performance and provide automated offsite recovery with an RPO from 15 minutes to 24 hours.
Bronze: No performance requirement. Onsite recovery with no specific RPO.
The organization has a number of web-based multi-tier applications that are governed by their SLAs. The workloads in these applications and their SLA assignments include:
Database workloads – Gold
Application workloads – Silver
Web workloads – Bronze
Note that Web servers only contain static information that is site specific.
Create a design that incorporates the required elements:
Place an SLA container for each of the appropriate SLAs into the appropriate sites.
Place the appropriate storage type(s) for each SLA into the SLA container.
Place the appropriate workload(s) into the SLA containers.
Place the appropriate BCDR components into the SLA containers.
Connect any replicated storage between the two sites using the appropriate replication connector.