Failover is a process of switching from the original VM in the production site to its VM replica in the disaster recovery site. Authorized users can perform the following failover operations:
- Failover of a VM processed by a regular replication job
- Failover of a VM processed by a CDP policy
- Failover of a vApp processed by a VMware Cloud Director replication job
- Failover of a vApp processed by a VMware Cloud Director CDP policy
Users with the Portal User and Restore Operator roles can perform failover of machines included in the restore scope. Users with the Portal Administrator role have no restore scope limitations. For more information on restore scope, see Configuring Restore Scope.
Consider the following: