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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 to two business days for this add-on product to be fully provisioned in your account. After this first-time provisioning process, provisioning for additional virtual machines will only take 30 minutes to complete. 
  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. The status will change from Provisioning to Enabled
  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. 
ColumnDescription
Server Replication

The order status for this add-on product:

  • Provisioning
  • Enabled
Protected SiteYour primary data center location
Recovery SiteYour failover data center location
Status

The replication / syncing status of this add-on product

  • Initializing
  • MeetingSLA
Current RPO (Recovery point objective)The time of the last sync of your primary environment to the failover environment


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Request and view a test failover 

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Request and view a live failover

You can request a live failover to troubleshoot during an outage in your primary data center. 

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Note

During a live failover, Armor recommends that you do not make any changes to your failover virtual machine. Any change you make will not replicated in the primary virtual machine.

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 virtual machine will be listed in the table. 
    • The name of the failover virtual machine will be the same as the original virtual machine, along with a yellow icon.  
    • The original virtual machine will not be listed in this table. 

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Note

To access a failover virtual machine, you cannot use the Gen 3 (my.armor.com) SSL/VPN client. You can only use the Gen 4 (amp.armor.com) SSL/VPN client.

To learn how to download and install an SSL/VPN client in Gen 4, see SSL/VPN.


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What aspects of my environment are replicated into the failover site? 

L2L VP

Firewall Rules (you need to request it via a support ticket to)

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