Veeam Replication – VM Failover

Part 1 here: Veeam Replication – Installation Part 2 here: Veeam Replication – Configuration Part 3 here: Veeam Replication – VM Replication The last part of the Veeam portion of the Replication Roundup, is VM Failover.  While Veeam has failover plans, and has some powerful advanced settings, for the series, replication and failover will be done using the minimum amount of work. To get started, select Replicas from the tree on the left, and right click on the VM.  Choose “Failover Now” to initiate the failover process. Select the restore point.[…]

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Disaster Recovery – Have a Plan

. Disaster Recovery.  It’s a phrase that’s tossed around IT circles like candy at a parade.  Everyone wants it, and lots of vendors offer it.  What exactly is it?  Seems simple enough to answer – Disaster Recovery is the ability to recovery from a disaster, and in our case, recover data and systems.  But, what constitutes a disaster? Tornado, flood, hurricane, fire – these are our typical “smoking hole” scenarios, and are usually what comes to mind when we think of the “disaster” in disaster recovery.  But what about others? […]

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vSphere 6.0 Replication – Failover

Be sure to visit parts 1, 2, and 3: vSphere 6.0 Replication – Installation vSphere 6.0 Replication – Configuration vSphere 6.0 Replication – VM Replication Now that everything has been up and replicating for a while, it’s time to do a failover.  As you can see, we even have our multiple points in time. Failing over a virtual machine with vSphere Replication is quite easy.  At the DR site, under vSphere Replication, simply right click on the VM, and choose Recovery. Here, we have 2 options: Synchronize recent changes – this[…]

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