VAO uses the failover and data recovery functionality provided by Veeam Backup & Replication to automate recovery actions taken in case of software or hardware malfunction. For these purposes, VAO offers two types of plans:
- Failover plans — consist of VMs that should be failed over to replicas.
- Restore plans — consist of VMs that should be recovered from backup files to the original or another location.
Both failover and restore plans are based on VM groups created using categorization data from Veeam ONE Monitor. Orchestration plans can be scheduled and chained to execute in sequence, and VAO will automatically produce and update detailed documentation.
Execution of VAO plans is simplified to allow simultaneous management of multiple plans that contain hundreds of VMs.