You can use the scenario if you have two equal Production sites, but you do not have a remote non-Production site to accommodate a DR VAO server. In this case, for each site, you will deploy a VAO server (and consider it to be a DR VAO server), and connect the server to the Veeam Backup & Replication server that belongs to the same Production site.
This scenario is a mirrored example of the Simple Deployment Mode. However, if you need to delegate permissions on failover procedures to other users, you can also switch to the Advanced Deployment Mode by simply deploying a Production VAO server in each site.
In this deployment scenario, each DR site has the following infrastructure components deployed:
- DR VAO server — provides failover plan management, testing and execution for the opposite site.
- Veeam Backup & Replication server (standalone or embedded) — handles replication jobs that protect workloads of the other site.
The server is used for failover orchestration and must be connected to the VAO server in the same site.
The diagram below illustrates the deployment scenario with two DR sites for users who already have an existing Veeam Backup & Replication server running in their infrastructure.
The diagram below illustrates the deployment scenario with two DR sites for users who do not have an existing standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server running in their infrastructure.