Orchestrating Failback with NetApp Storage Plans

After you run a NetApp storage plan and want to fail back to VMs running on source volumes, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Add a new storage recovery location and specify the source volumes as target storage systems as described in section Managing Recovery Locations.
  2. Reset the plan as described in section Resetting Storage Plans.
  3. Wait approximately 5 minutes for Orchestrator to collect data on the updated configuration.
  4. Run a readiness check to ensure the plan is ready for failback as described in section Running Plan Readiness Check.
  5. Run the plan again as described in section Running Storage Failover.


If the Reprotect storage volumes after failover check box at the Reprotect Volumes step of the Run Plan wizard was not selected during the previous failover, you should first reverse the protection relationship between the source and destination volumes as described in the NetApp ONTAP Documentation Center.