Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issue

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Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issue

Veeam Logoby alextan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi all,
Is it possible to populate a custom attribute of AD with the Replication Job name or somehow to identity that a vm is replicated copy at a glance?
In my case I'm migrating from SRM+VR to Veeam B&R 9.5u2 based replicas.
My concern is:
- With SRM I was seeing replicated VMs as "ghosts" (placeholders) ready to be activated by SRM. I could not accidentally power such replicated VMs
- With Veeam B&R, replicated VMs could be accidentally powered on. A possible solution is to append prefix or suffix like default _replica. But I don't like this solution as this is not being renamed in case of failover (Why not? ->feature req). However I'd like to use a custom attribute, or tag, to identify virtual machines that shouldn't be switched on. As I have a mapping 1-1 across datacenters, I don't even like to put all the VMs under a folder tree (i.e. replicated vms).

Any suggestion? Possible to implement custom attributes for replicated VMs? Or something similar to "ghost VMs"? Or a warning, when I try to power on such replicas like "Warning: this VM is being managed by Veeam server xxx".

Thank you
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Re: Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issu

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:34 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi Alessandro, any chance you could use post-job script to perform this?
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Re: Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issu

Veeam Logoby alextan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:56 pm

Hi foggy, this could be an option. I would have expected something more user-friendly... but I'll think about this option..
Thank you.
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Re: Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issu

Veeam Logoby gjeanniard » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:00 am

Hi all,

By reading this article, I would like to suggest a close functionality.
I would be very interesting on having the same functionnality on replication jobs as exist on backup jobs on the advancedSetting/Notifications tab, which permit to have job result informations writed on a specific tag on our vsphere infrastructure.
Is it diffcult to carry this existing functionnality on replication jobs ?

Thanks in avdance.
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Re: Feature Request: Replicated Machines Identification issu

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:02 pm

Hi Gael, you can use the workaround described in this thread.
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