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Failover situation

Post by ashman70 » Feb 27, 2015 4:49 pm

In a failover situation where both the primary and failover host are local and on the same LAN and managed by the same vsphere server which is install on a physical machine on the same LAN, how dependent is the vm that is in failover state, on the vmware services running on the host on which Veeam and VSphere server are installed?

In other words, say I have a vm in failover state right now and I want to restart all the vmware services on the server on which Veeam and Vsphere server are installed, will this in any way affect the vm in failover state? What if I rebooted the server, would this affect the vm in failover state?


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Re: Failover situation

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 01, 2015 11:25 am


The VM itself will not be affected when you restart vCenter Server and Veeam backup server. The failed over VM is like a regular VM, which will "survive" from these maintenance operations. After restart of Veeam backup console, it should "see" that this VM is still in the "failover" state.

Let me know how it goes.

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