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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 1.0
User Guide

Shutdown Source VM

This step shuts down the selected source VM. It does not affect the replica VM.

You can override the following parameters for the Shutdown Source VM step:



Default Value

Critical Step

Defines whether the step is critical for the VM recovery.

If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a critical VM will halt the plan.



Defines the maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.


Shutdown Action

Defines whether the step will shut down the guest OS or the source VM.

Note: The ShutdownOS option requires VMware Tools to be installed in the guest OS.

Shutdown OS


Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.


Failback & Undo Failover Action

Defines whether the step will be executed during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.

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Test Action

Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a virtual lab.

Note: If you set the parameter value to Execute, keep in mind that all actions performed while testing a failover plan will not be reverted when the test is over.


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