Performing a Planned Failover for a Periodic Replication Group


You can perform a planned failover operation for an entire replication group during maintenance on the source sites. Only VMs that are eligible fail over. After a replication group failover, replication operations are disabled for the VMs that failed over. You can perform a replication group failback operation to return replication operations to all source sites in the replication group.

Before You Begin

Create a periodic replication group.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Disaster Recovery.

    The Replication groups page appears.

  2. Under Group name, click a replication group.

    The replication group details page appears.

  3. On the Overview tab, in the upper-right area of the page, click Planned failover.

    The Planned failover dialog box appears.

  4. Click Yes.


  • Source VMs are powered off.

  • Backup job runs on source VMs.

  • Replication job runs.

  • Replication is disabled for the VMs that failed over.

  • Destination VMs are powered on.