Zerto 4.0 VPG Test Failover

This is Blog 4 in the Zerto Replication 4.0 Series.  This blog will cover the Virtual Protection Group (VPG) Test Failover.

Current Setup

  • Production Cluster of 2 hosts
  • DR Cluster of 1 host
  • ZVM has been deployed at both sites on Windows 2012 R2
  • VRAs have been installed at each site
  • Sites have been paired
  • VPG’s have been created

VPG Test Failover

Login to the Zerto Interface and go to the VPG Tab.  Make sure the “Test” option is selected and click Failover

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Failover Test window will pop up. Select you VPGs that you want to test and select next.

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Review the Execution Parameters

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Start the Failover Test

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Go to the Monitoring Tab to observer the failover tasks.

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The screenshot below shows the steps that are taking place at the target vCenter.

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Once the Failover Test procedure has completed you will be able to bring up your VMs at the target location and begin your testing

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Once you have completed your testing go back to the Monitor Tab.  Go to the tasks and select the red “Stop” button to end the testing.

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The Stop Test window will pop up and ask for the “Result” and “Notes”.  Select Stop to stop the test.

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See the screenshot below to see the Teardown of the testing

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Once the testing has been taken down it will show “Completed” under Monitoring.

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My next blog will cover the VPG Failover process.

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