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  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), on the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  2. Click Virtual Machines
  3. Locate and select the desired virtual machine.
  4. Next to the virtual machine name, click the gear icon. 
  5. Select Add Continuous Replication.
  6. In the drop-down menu, confirm the desired virtual machine. 
  7. Review the information, including pricing information, and then select Submit
    • For first-time users, it may take up two business days for this add-on product to be fully provisioned in your account. If you add this add-on product to additional virtual machines, then the provisioned provisioning process for those additional machines will only take 30 minutes to provisioncomplete
  8. To confirm that this service was activated:
    1. Return to the Virtual Machine Details screen for the desired virtual machine. 
    2. Click the Continuous Server Replication tab.
    3. Review the status for Server Replication
  9. (Optional) Armor recommends that after your add-on product has been fully provisioned, you should request a test failover, simply to verify the service. 

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Request and view a

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test failover 

You can request test failover to

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  • In this scenario, you will request a live failover. 

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meet compliance requiremetns or to verify that the add-on product was successfully provisioned

After a successful failover, you can view and confirm the failover in the Armor Management Portal (AMP). 

An orange icon indicates that the infrastructure is in the recovery site. 

A gray icon indicates that the infrastructure is in the protected site. 

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  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), on the left-side navigation, click Support.
  2. Click Tickets + Notifications
  3. Click New Ticket
  4. In Ticket Subject, enter Request for a Live Failover or Request for a Test Failover
  5. Armor will notify you of a data center outage. In this case, you must still submit a support ticket to request a live failover. 
  6. (Optional) In Add Recipient, enter the name or username of additional recipients to add to the ticket, and then select the name.
  7. In Ticket Explanation, enter the name of the corresponding virtual machine. 
  8. Click Create Ticket
  9. To view the status of your ticket, in the left-side navigation, click Support, and then click Tickets + Notifications
    • Armor Support will update the ticket when the test failover is complete. 
  10. On the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  11. Click Virtual Machines
    • The failover will be listed in the table. The name of this virtual machine will include the name of the original virtual machine, along with Test added to the title. 
      • For example, if the name of the virtual machine is My Company, then the failover virtual machine will appear as My Company - Test
  12. Click the Test virtual machine. 
    • Next to Region, the data center will list the secondary data center (the location for the disaster recovery for your virtual machine). 
    • Under Storage, the disk is tagged with Disaster Recovery. 
    • The Continuous Server Replication tab will not appear in the failover virtual machine. 

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  1. To terminate the test failover, create a support ticket and indicate your interest to end the test failover. 
    • Armor Support will delete the test virtual machines


ColumnDescription
Server Replication
Protected Site
Recovery Site
Status
Current RPO (Recovery point objective)


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Request and view a live failover

You can request failover to

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troubleshoot during an outage in your primary data center

  • In this scenario, you will request a live failover. 

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During an outage, Armor will send you

Note

If there is an outage in your primary data center, and you continue to work with your infrastructure in the failover site, then any modifications you make will be not replicated in the primary data center once the outage has been resolved.

After a successful failover, you can view and confirm the failover in the Armor Management Portal (AMP). 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), on the left-side navigation, click Support.
  2. Click Tickets + Notifications
  3. Click New Ticket
  4. In Ticket Subject, enter Request for a Live Failover or Request for a Test Failover
    • Armor will notify you of a data center outage. In this case, you must still submit a support ticket to request a live failover. 
  5. (Optional) In Add Recipient, enter the name or username of additional recipients to add to the ticket, and then select the name.
  6. In Ticket Explanation, enter the name of the corresponding virtual machine. 
  7. Click Create Ticket
  8. To view the status of your ticket, in the left-side navigation, click Support, and then click Tickets + Notifications
    • Armor Support will update the ticket when the test failover is complete. 
  9. On the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  10. Click Virtual Machines
    • The failover will be listed in the table. The name of this virtual machine will include the name of the original virtual machine, along with Test added to the title. 
    • For example, if the name of the virtual machine is My Company, then the failover virtual machine will appear as My Company - Test
  11. Click the Test virtual machine. 
    • Next to Region, the data center will list the secondary data center (the location for the disaster recovery for your virtual machine). 
    • Under Storage, the disk is tagged with Disaster Recovery. 
    • The Continuous Server Replication tab will not appear in the failover virtual machine. 

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