VDrO – DR from Backup

Fourth article is about VDrO 3.0 and the second use case.

How to use a Backup Job to implement a DR scenario with VDrO.

In this article, I don’t cover the mandatory step related to the VMs tag.

If you need a guide please refer to my previous writes:

  • Baseline-1
  • Baseline-2

The main steps are:

  1. Creating a Failover location where the VMs can be restarted
  2. Setting up scope
  3. Creating the orchestration plan

Let’s start!

1 . Creating the Failover location

Pictures 1 to 3 show how easier it is to set Names, computers, and storage resources.

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4 shows the maximum storage % that can be used by the Restore task and picture 5 shows if the Instant VM recovery has to be enabled.

Picture 4

Picture 5

Picture 6 shows one of my favorites VDrO options.

Why? Because it allows VDrO to be implemented where the primary backup job has been copied to a second location.

To be clearer: the VBR backup copy job allows to copy backup data to the secondary site. If there are VMware hosts, it’s possible to create a DR site just restoring data from the backup copy job.

Picture 6

Picture 7 shows how to twin the production with DR networks (the previous step sets up the re-IP addressing just for windows VMs).

Picture 7

Picture 8 shows the GDPR option.

Picture 8

2. Setting up the scope

Pictures 9 to 12 show the main points:

To set up a scope, check up the VM Groups,  select the Recovery Location, and which plan steps have to be added.  (all details are available at Baseline articles).

Picture 9

Picture 10

Picture 11

Picture 12

3. Creating the Orchestration Plan

From Picture 13 to 16 the main points to set up the Restore Plan:

Picture 13

Picture 14

Picture 15

Picture 16

Please find here an example of Readiness check Reports:

Readiness check report example download

That’s all for now. See you soon

Lascia un commento

Il tuo indirizzo email non sarà pubblicato. I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati *