Running Failover

The Run action causes VMs in a plan to fail over to their replicas. For more information on the failover process, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Failover.

To run a CDP replica plan:

  1. Log in to the VAO UI as a VAO Administrator or Plan Operator. For more information, see Accessing VAO UI.
  2. Navigate to Orchestration Plans.
  3. Select the plan. From the Launch menu, select Run.

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Click the plan name to switch to the Plan Details page, and click Run.

  1. Complete the Run Plan wizard:
  1. [This step applies only if you have not enabled the plan before running it]

At the Plan Disabled step, select the Enable this Plan check box to enable the plan. You will not be able to proceed with the wizard unless you select the check box.

Running Failover

  1. For security purposes, at the Enter Credentials step, retype the VAO Administrator or Plan Operator password.

Running Failover

  1. At the Restore Point Type step, choose whether you want to use a short-term or long-term restore point to recover VM replicas:
  • Short-term restore points are replicated states that are created with the shortest RPO (several seconds or minutes) and stored according to the short-term retention settings (no longer than several hours).
  • Long-term restore points are restore points that are created with a longer RPO (several hours) and stored according to the long-term retention settings (up to several days). Depending on the specified CDP policy settings, long-term restore points can be application-consistent and crash-consistent.

For more information on CDP retention policies, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Creating CDP Policies.

Running Failover

  1. At the Restore Point step, select a restore point that will be used to recover VM replicas.

Running Failover

  1. [This step applies only if you have any other orchestration plans scheduled to run after the plan completes]

At the Chained Plans step, select the Also execute the chained plans check box to proceed to execution of subsequent plans after the current plan enters the FAILOVER state.

Running Failover

  1. At the Latest Readiness Check step, review the results of the most recent readiness check run for the plan to make sure the plan can complete successfully.

Running Failover

  1. At the Summary step, review configuration information and click Finish.

The plan goal is to reach the FAILOVER state. If any critical error is encountered, the plan will stop with the HALTED state. To learn how to work with HALTED CDP replica plans, see Managing Halted Plans.

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