Welcome to Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator
Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (Orchestrator) extends the functionality of Veeam Availability Suite to orchestrate disaster recovery (DR) processes in VMware vSphere environments, NetApp and HPE storage systems, to support one-click recovery for critical applications, and to provide rich features for documentation, testing and execution.
Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator is built on top of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, and this guide assumes that you have a good understanding of these solutions.
Orchestrator leverages the backup, replication, failover and restore capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication to build DR workflows, to automate recovery processes and to eliminate error-prone manual steps. Orchestrator also provides reporting capabilities that let enterprises document their DR plans to meet compliance requirements. With Orchestrator, you can do the following:
- Orchestrate disaster recovery — create workflows to orchestrate recovery operations performed both for Veeam Backup & Replication backups and replicas, and for replicated storage snapshots created on storage systems.
- Automate DR testing — build test schedules to automate the verification of orchestration plans, with isolated and low-impact testing of VM backups, replicas, applications and storage snapshots.
- Meet DR compliance requirements — generate and automatically update documentation for DR procedures to eliminate the problem of outdated DR plans.
Orchestrator can work with any NetApp SnapMirror snapshots, whether created with native NetApp tools or 3rd-party integration. However, it is recommended that you drive the creation and transfer of storage snapshots using Veeam Backup & Replication, as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Integration with Storage Systems.