Check VM Heartbeat

This step checks heartbeat of the selected VM using VMware Tools. If VMware Tools are not installed, remove this step from the plan.

You can override the following parameters for the Check VM Heartbeat 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.

Yes

Heartbeat Count

Number of heartbeats to execute.

4

Heartbeat Await

Amount of time (in seconds) to wait between heartbeats.

10

Timeout

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

600

Retries

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

0

Failback & Undo Failover Action

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

Skip

Test Action

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

Execute