Use case: When doing singular testing on VMs, I rely on the Instant VM recovery which allows me to virtualize from backups with NIC disconnected. I use vCenter to log into the VM and do internal verification. This is a service we provide to our clients regardless if they have standard or enterprise licensing. I would like to see the same functionality in replica failover. I would like to see an option at the end of the wizard to instruct Veeam to disconnect the NIC after failing over to the replica VM.
Sent: Monday, July 8, 2019 10:21 AM
To: James Wilmoth
Subject: Re: Replica Failover: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... lover.html
For testing purposes, it is better to use the SureReplica technology. For details, see SureReplica.
Thank you for reading the documentation!
With best regards,
Veeam Documentation Team
From: James Wilmoth <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 17:27 +0300
Subject: Replica Failover: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... lover.html
Dear Veeam Documentation Team,
Please go into more detail regarding the use case of failing over only for the purpose of testing/verifying a replica.
“If the original VM and VM replica are located in the same network and you plan to perform replica failover while the original VM is running, consider temporary disconnecting the original VM from the network to avoid IP addresses and/or machine names conflicts.” – this is not quite sufficient. For example, I want to know how to tell Veeam to disconnect the replica VM’s NIC automatically during the failover. In other words, if I am just testing for DR, I don’t want to disco my production machine’s NIC. I want to leave that well enough alone but instruct Veeam to automatically disconnect the replica VM’s NIC during the failover process.