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VM Power Actions

This step allows you to perform the following VM power actions required to support failover 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 failover.

VM Power Actions 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 the VM recovery.

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

No

vCenter Name

Name of the vCenter Server where the VMs are located.

Note: Use separate step instances for each VMware connection.

VM Names

Name of the VM to perform power actions on.

Note: To add multiple VMs, use commas.

Power Action

Power actions 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 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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