Scheduling Storage Failover

You can schedule a time for a storage plan to execute. Only the failover process can be scheduled — all other operations must be performed manually in the Orchestrator UI.


If you configure a schedule for a storage plan, Orchestrator will not be able to trigger reverse replication to reprotect volumes included in the plan — this option is available only when you run the storage failover process manually.

To schedule a storage plan:

  1. Log in to the Orchestrator UI as an Orchestrator Administrator or Plan Operator. For more information, see Accessing Orchestrator UI.
  2. Navigate to Orchestration Plans.
  3. Select the plan. From the Launch menu, select Schedule.


Right-click the plan name and select Launch > Schedule.

  1. Complete the Schedule Plan wizard:
  1. For security purposes, at the Enter Credentials step, retype the Orchestrator Administrator or Plan Operator password.

Scheduling Failover

  1. At the Options step, select the Enable Scheduled execution for this Plan check box, and choose whether you want to run the plan on schedule or after any other plan.
  • If you want to run the plan at a specific time, select the Schedule on option, click the Schedule icon, set the desired date and time, and click Apply.
  • If you want to run the plan after another plan, select the Schedule after option and click Choose a Plan. Then, in the Select Plan window, select the necessary plan and click OK.

For a plan to be displayed in the Available Plans list, it must be ENABLED as described in section Running and Scheduling Storage Plans.

Scheduling Failover

  1. At the Summary step, review configuration information and click Finish.



You can disable a configured schedule if you no longer need it. To do that, clear the Enable Scheduled execution for this Plan check box at the Options step of the Schedule Plan wizard.