Failover using Vmware Site Replication Manager (SRM) 5.5 And Dell Equallogic Storage Replication Adapter (SRA )

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Datacenter Site A:

There is a problem where we know we have power outages coming or we have one currently:

In this example: volumesiteA is volume with vms that needs to be failed over to recovery site B.

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Recovery to start actual failover to Datacenter Site B:

A warning will pop up:

The difference between planned migration and disaster recovery is that if there are errors the recovery will stop if its planned.

In a true DR situation where site A is down use forced recovery.

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One we hit start the recovery begins.

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On the Equallogic side you can see that the volume status is set to offline

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On recovery site B you will see a new volume appear

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Once recovery is complete you can test your migrated servers

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If we go back to the failed over datastore on site B, we will see

The volume is not replicated

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You may get “amount of in-use snapshot reserve exceeds the warning limit”

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Go over to the snapshot windows and delete some snapshots or increase space dedicated to snapshots

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If we look at the volume on site A

We will see that the volume is still has a replication job to site B, though it will fail (notice the cancel)

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