Running and Scheduling Storage Plans

After you create and configure a storage plan, run a successful readiness check and a DataLab test, the plan can be considered ready for failover. You can invoke various actions for the plan, depending on the current plan state.

Storage plans can acquire the following stable states:

Plan State

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Description

NOT VERIFIED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan has never been tested and/or has never passed a readiness check.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan has failed to be tested and/or has failed to pass a readiness check.

VERIFIED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan has been tested successfully and/or has passed a readiness check.

HALTED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan has stopped due to either an error or user intervention.

FAILOVER

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Failover process completed successfully.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Failover process completed with warnings.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Failover process completed with errors.

UNDO FAILOVER

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Undo Failover process completed successfully.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Undo Failover process completed with warnings.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Undo Failover process completed with errors.

TESTING HALTED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing has stopped due to either an error or user intervention.

Storage plans can acquire the following active states:

Plan State

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Description

CREATING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being created.

EDITING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being edited.

FAILOVER

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being executed.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being executed, a number of warnings encountered.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being executed, a number of errors encountered.

TEST PENDING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing has been started, but the DataLab required to test the plan has not been powered on yet.  

TESTING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing is in progress.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing is in progress, a number of warnings encountered.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing is in progress, a number of errors encountered.

TEST HALTING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing is currently being halted.

CHECKING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan readiness check is in progress.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan readiness check is in progress, a number of warnings encountered.

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan readiness check is in progress, a number of errors encountered.

CHECKING HALTING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan readiness check is currently being halted.

HALTING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being halted.

POWERING OFF

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan testing is currently being powered off.

RESETTING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being resetted.

DELETING

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is currently being deleted.

 

Note

If you perform any infrastructure configuration changes (add, delete or rename VMs) or changes to Veeam ONE Monitor groups, VAO will not automatically apply these changes to plans that are currently executing or testing — such plans are ‘locked’ and cannot be edited. The changes will take effect only if the plans enter the VERIFIED or NOT VERIFIED state.

Storage plans can acquire the following modes:

Plan Mode

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Description

ENABLED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is ready to be verified and executed.

Plan editing in this mode is not available. Automatic report updates in this mode are enabled.

DISABLED

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is ready to be edited and verified.

Scheduled plan execution in this mode is not available. Automatic report updates in this mode are disabled.

IN USE

Running and Scheduling Storage Plans 

Plan is either in one of the active states (except the EDITING state) or in one of the stable states (except the VERIFIED and NOT VERIFIED states).

Plan editing and disabling in this mode are not available. Automatic report updates in this mode are disabled.

 

Tip

When a plan is in an active state, you can switch to the Plan Details page, select a VM being recovered in the Virtual Machines column, and click the VM Console link to connect directly to the VM desktop.

VAO will connect to the VM through the vCenter Server system. To avoid connection failures, make sure the following requirements are met:

  1. The target vCenter Server that manages the VM is running VMware vCenter Server version 6.0 or later.
  2. The SSL certificate used by the target vCenter Server is valid on the machine on which you are running the browser. If not, install root certificates from the vCenter Server on both the VAO server and the machine. To learn how to download and install vCenter Server root certificates, see this VMware KB article.

In vSphere 6.0 and later, each newly created ESXi host is by default provisioned with a self-signed certificate from the VMware Certificate Authority. If you want to use such a certificate when accessing the VM desktop, download the root CA certificate from the host where the VM is registered. To learn how to manage certificates for ESXi hosts, see VMware Docs.

Before You Begin

To run a storage plan, it must be ENABLED. To enable a plan:

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

 

If you do not enable a plan before you run it, the Run Plan wizard will force you to do that as soon as you try running the plan.

Notes

  1. If you want to delegate executive functions to a Plan Operator, keep in mind that the Plan Operator will not be able to run a storage plan unless you enable the plan.

For more information on roles that can be assigned to users and user groups working with the VAO UI, see Managing Permissions.

  1. For security purposes, all ‘real-world’ actions associated with storage plans require password confirmation.

 

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