QA/UAT Environment in VMware


We are currently looking at a solution for a QA and UAT environment in VMware.  Basically, we are looking to backup or replicaate our production VMs and restore them into a sandbox.  Once in the sandbox, the VMs will not be able to communicate with the rest of the network, only between each other.  Our developers will then be able to test code deployments or whatever against a true copy of production.

Currently, we are using surebackups with Veeam.  It works ok, but we are unable to take backups of the surebackup environment or somehow keep the environment persistent through a shutdown.

Are there any products that are capable of creating a lab type enviroment?  I spoke with a couple of our devs and they have experience vmware lab manager in the past but lab manager is no longer available.  I think ravello would be a possible solution be we have hipaa requirements so I would would require a BAA with any cloud providers.

Anyone have any suggestions, thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Lab Manager has been replaced with vCloud Director, and this is now End of Life, because of Hybrid Cloud Developments, in using vCloud Air, and creating a Hybrid Cloud.

We use VMware vSphere still, for Lab and Development work, with private isolated VLANS between networks, to ensure, all are completely isolated.

We have customers running 13+ Multi Tenant Labs with no issues.

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