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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 subscribers, 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. 
    • This action will automatically create a support ticket. Armor Support will use this ticket to communicate with you regarding the provisioning process. 
  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. 

Note

Review the following to better understand how to review the Continuous Server Replication tab.

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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I had Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) in my Gen 3 (my.armor.com) environment. Do I need to order this add-on product again in my Gen 4 (amp.armor.com) environment?

In short, no. As part of the upgrade process, any virtual machine that was subscribed to Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) in Gen 3 will retain that service in Gen 4.  

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Review the following table to better understand how to review certain AMP screens: 


Live failover virtual machineTest failover virtual machine
Malware Protection screenVisible, along with the original virtual machineNot visible

FIM screen

Visible, along with the original virtual machineNot visible
Patching screenVisible, along with the original virtual machineNot visible
Log Management screenVisible, along with the original virtual machineVisible, along with the original virtual machine
Virtual Machines screen

Visible, without the original virtual machine

Note

During a live failover, the original virtual machine is removed from AMP. As a result, the live failover virtual machine will contain the same name as the original virtual machine, along with a yellow icon.

Visible, along with the original virtual machine

Note

During a test failover, the original virtual machine will be visible in AMP, along with the test failover virtual machine. As a result, the name of the test failover virtual machine will be the name of the original virtual machine, with - Test added.


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How do I access a failover virtual machine? 

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