We had a major power outage a couple of weeks ago. To pile on, our generator had a bad coolant sensor and also failed to start. When I got to the office, the UPS batteries died as I was walking in. It took several hours to get everything back up and running. The biggest headache was getting AD, DNS, DHCP, and vCenter all back up so we could start bringing up the other services that were dependent on them. We've always used Veeam for backups, but have not been doing replication. We remedied that this week by replicating those critical services to another location that is connected to us via 10G fiber.
This brings up the question of what would the process be to failover in the event of another outage like the previous one? Our AD, DNS, DHCP, vCenter, and Veeam Console are all VM's running on our main HPE Synergy cluster. If that system is offline, how would we get to Veeam to do the failover? I'm sure I'm missing something, but I can't seem to figure it out, even after reading the documentation.