VM Power Actions

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    This step allows you to perform the following VM power actions required to support orchestration plans: power on, power off, shutdown, suspend and resume. For example, this step can be useful if you need to power off non-critical VMs in the DR site to free resources required for recovery.

    Important

    Do not use this step to perform power actions on replica VMs. These actions are automatically performed during the Process Replica VM step execution.

    You can override the following parameters for the VM Power Actions step:

    Parameter

    Description

    Default Value

    Critical Step

    Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.  

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

    No

    VM Names

    Names of the VMs to perform power actions on.

    Note: To add multiple VMs, use commas.

    vCenter Name

    Name of the vCenter Server where the VMs are located.

    Note: Use separate step instances for each VMware connection.

    Power Action

    Power action to perform on the VMs.

    Power On

    Timeout

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

    300

    Retries

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

    1

    Failback & Undo Failover Action

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

    Note: If you set the parameter value to Execute, the step will perform an action opposite to that specified for the Power Action parameter. For example, if you set the Power Action parameter value to Power On, the step will power off the selected VMs during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.

    Execute

    Test Action

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

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

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