Performing an Unplanned Failover for a Periodic Replication Group


You can perform an unplanned failover operation for an entire replication group to make the destination VMs active in an emergency situation. 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 Unplanned failover.

    The Unplanned failover dialog box appears.

  4. Click Yes.


  • Source VMs are stopped.

  • Replication is disabled for the VMs that failed over.

  • The destination VMs are powered on.