Pairing Availability Zones

  • 18 November 2021
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To replicate entities (protection policies, recovery plans, and recovery points) to different on-prem availability zones (sites) bidirectionally, pair the sites with each other. To replicate entities to different Nutanix clusters at the same site bidirectionally, you need not pair the sites because the primary and the recovery Nutanix clusters are registered to the same site (Prism Central). Without pairing the sites, you cannot perform DR to a different site.



To pair an on-prem site with another on-prem site, perform the following procedure at both the sites.


  1. Log on to the Prism Central web console.

  2. Click the hamburger icon at the top-left corner of the window. Go to Administration > Availability Zones in the left pane.


3. Click Connect to Availability Zone.

Specify the following information in the Connect to Availability Zone window.




  1. Availability Zone Type: Select Physical Location from the drop-down list.
    A physical location is an on-prem availability zone (site). To pair the on-prem site with Xi Cloud Services, select XI from the drop-down list, and enter the credentials of your Xi Cloud Services account in step c and set d.

  2. IP Address for Remote PC: Enter the IP address of the recovery site Prism Central.

  3. Username: Enter the username of your recovery site Prism Central.

  4. Password: Enter the password of your recovery site Prism Central.

Click Connect.


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