Q: I want to test replica failover. Can I simply power on any replica restore point with vSphere Client?
A: Yes. Because each restore point is a snapshot, its content will remain intact, because all disk changes inflicted by the running VM will go into the new snapshot file that host automatically creates to protect the selected snapshot's state (standard VMware snapshot tree functionality). For the same reason, Veeam replication job will not be affected either. Testing replicas with v6 is really a breeze - thanks to the new way of storing replica restore points.
frigomiam wrote:creating snapshot and reverting manual is a bit long, and prone to errors.
frigomiam wrote:In a real DR scenarion, I should anyway restore veeam too right, then failover the VMs using the restored veeam server ?
foggy wrote:frigomiam wrote:creating snapshot and reverting manual is a bit long, and prone to errors.
james411 wrote:Questions: once done, do I need to change the replica VM's nic back to what it was before I changed it to an isolated vSwitch? And are any changes I make while testing kept with that replica restore point?
PTide wrote:Have you considered using SureReplica job instead of manual testing? The steps you've described are correct, however I think it'd be more convenient and easy to utilize SureReplica job in order to check you replicas' recoverability.
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