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Monitoring Replication and Initiating Operations

Use the Replication monitor to view sync status information.

You can also perform failover or failback operations for selected VMs.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Monitoring > Replication monitor.

    The Replication Monitor appears.

  2. For VMware or Amazon destination sites: To control validation, select one or more VMs, select DR VM validation, and select one of the following values:
    • Enable validation: Turn on validation for the selected destination VM, regardless of whether that option is enabled for the replication group or replication plan that includes the VM.
    • Disable validation: Turn off validation for the selected destination VM, regardless of whether that option is enabled for the replication group or replication plan that includes the VM.
    • As per schedule: Use the configured replication group or replication plan to determine whether to validate destination VMs.
  3. To initiate a failover to a replication target, select one or more VMs, select Failover, and select one of the following values:
    • Planned: Performs a planned failover so that you can test the failover process or perform maintenance on your primary site.

      Note:

      • Planned failover is only supported when the replication schedule is configured to use regular streaming backups. Planned failover is not supported if the schedule is configured to run from IntelliSnap backup copies.
      • You can only modify destination network settings for Windows VMs as part of replication. Linux VMs are replicated without network connections.
    • Point in time: Select a point-in-time recovery point to use for the failover operation.
    • Reverse replication: Update the source VM on the primary site with changes from the VM running on the secondary site.
    • Undo failover: Discard changes from the secondary site and make the original source VM active again.
    • Unplanned: In the event that the primary site is unavailable, this option disables replication and powers up destination VMs at the disaster recovery site with appropriate network connections and IP addresses.

      Note: For an unplanned failover, some changes on the source VM might not be synced to the destination VM. For this reason, it is best to use the Failback option only after a planned failover.

    • Test boot VM: Powers on the destination virtual machines to verify that they are ready for use in the event of a disaster. To avoid conflicts with the source VM and ensure that the virtual machine is not modified by the test boot, this scenario takes a snapshot of the virtual machine before the test boot, boots destination VMs with network connections disabled, and reverts to the snapshot afterwards.

      Note: For Test Boot VM, select virtual machines that are part of the same replication schedule.

  4. For virtual machines that have been failed over, you can execute a Failback operation.

    On the Replication monitor page, select the rows for one or more virtual machines, and then click Failback.

    You can only execute a failback operation for virtual machines from the same schedule.

    After a failback operation, the next backup of the source VM will be a full backup.

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Last modified: 10/31/2018 4:58:13 PM