Zerto VPG Failover

This is Blog 5 of 5 on Zerto Replication.  This blog will cover how to do a “Failover” for a Virtual Protection Groups (VPG).  First, let’s recap where  we are.

  • ZVM has been installed at both sites
  • The sites have been paired
  • VRAs deployed at both sites
  • VPGs have been configured and replicating
  • VPGs have been tested with a test failover

So now Zerto is up and running 100%.  We are now ready to failover VMs in the event of a Disaster Recovery Scenario. 

Go to the VPG you want to failover.  In the bottom right-hand corner move button to “live” and select the failover arrow.

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Select the VPGs you want to failover and select next

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 Here you will select your “Commit Policy”, “Shutdown Protected VMs” and the “Checkpoint” of your choosing

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You are now ready to execute the failover process.  The failover starts, by creating the virtual machines in the recovery site to the point-in-time chosen in the previous step.  Finally the data is promoted from the journal to the VM and the failover is complete.

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As you can see the LABWIN7VM1 has failed over to the DR cluster

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This concludes my series on Zerto.  I hope this blog series has been helpful and showed you how Zerto can be a great asset for your disaster recovery needs.

 

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