Creating Failover Groups


You can use failover groups to set up disaster recovery for a group of  virtual machines (VMs) from a Live Sync job.

Before You Begin

Configure Live Sync.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, under Dev-Test & DR, right-click Failover Groups, and then click New Group.

    The Failover Group dialog box appears.

  2. On the Enter the Group Name and Description page, name the policy, type a description, and then click Next.

  3. On the Source Virtualization Client page, from the Virtualization Client list, select a client, and then click Next.

  4. On the Select Machines page, configure the VMs to use in the failover group:

    • To select some of the VMs from the list, click the box next to the VM name in the Client Machine column.

    • To select all of the VMs in the list, click Select All.

    • Click Next.

  5. On the Failover Configuration page, set the priority, failure, and interval options:

    1. In the Virtual Machine list under Priority, for each VM, select the order in which you want the destination VM to power on.

    2. To continue powering on VMs, according to priority settings, after a VM fails to power on, select Continue on Failure.

    3. To configure the time period to wait before powering on the next VM, next to Priority Interval, type or select the number of minutes.

    4. Click Next.

  6. On the Summary Page, click Finish.