Performing a Planned Failover for an Array Replication Failover Group


You can perform a planned failover using an array replication failover group.

In a planned failover, the following events occur:

  • The source VMs are powered off.

  • A snap backup operation runs.

  • An auxiliary copy operation runs to replicate the latest snapshots to the destination VMs.

  • The mirror relationship breaks.

  • The volumes come online.

  • The datastores are created.

  • The VMs are registered, customization is performed, and the VMs are powered on.

Before You Begin

If the same VM is included in both an array replication failover group and an array replication test failover group, and a test failover that includes the VM is either already mounted or in progress, then do not start a planned or unplanned failover. You must undo the test failover that includes the VM before you can perform a planned or unplanned failover that includes the same VM. For instructions, see Undoing a Test Failover


  1. Log on to the Command Center.

  2. From the navigation pane, go to Auto recovery > Recovery groups.

    The Recovery groups page appears.

  3. On the Failover groups tab, in the Name column, right-click a failover group, and then select Planned failover.

    The Planned failover page appears.

  4. Click Yes.