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Process for Configuring Replication

VM replication is controlled through replication groups. During the process of setting up Virtualization, you added the hypervisors that you need to back up. You can also add additional hypervisors or configure the software to discover new VMs automatically. When you create a replication group, you select the VMs that you want to replicate.

You can configure replication in the following ways:

  • Replicate all of the VMs in a VM group.
  • Replicate selected VMs.

Replicating All VMs in a VM Group

A VM group identifies VMs to be backed up, either by selecting specific VMs or by defining rules to discover VMs automatically. Using rules enables the list of VMs in a VM group to change dynamically as VMs are added or removed.

To replicate all of the VMs in a VM group, complete the following tasks:

When replication is configured for a VM group, all VMs in the VM group are backed up according to the schedule defined in the replication group, and then replicated to the recovery target. If new VMs are added to the VM group, either by selecting the VMs directly or by automatic discovery rules, those VMs are automatically selected for replication.

Replicating Selected VMs

To replicate selected VMs, complete the following tasks:

When replication is configured for selected VMs, the VMs must be backed up before you can select them for the replication group. VMs are backed up and replicated according to the settings in the replication group.

Array-Based Replication

The configuration required for array-based replication is different from VM replication. For more information, see Array-Based Replication for Virtual Machines.

Monitoring Replication

After configuring replication, you can use the Replication monitor to check the status of replication, or to initiate a failover from a primary site to a secondary site where VMs have been replicated.

MSP Environments

In managed service provider (MSP) environments, tenant administrators and tenant users can perform only a few replication operations.

To perform replication operations, a CommCell administrator must associate a proxy VM and a recovery target with the tenant administrator. Then, the tenant administrator must associate VMs with tenant users so that the tenant users can also perform replication operations.

Tenant administrators can perform the following operations:

  • Create a replication group.
  • Create a failover group.
  • Perform backup, restore, failover, and failback operations.
  • Monitor replication.

Tenant users can perform the following operations:

  • Perform backup, restore, failover, and failback operations.
  • Monitor replication.

Last modified: 10/16/2020 7:18:46 PM