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To fully use this screen, you must have the following permissions assigned to your account:

  • Read Server Replication
  • Write Server Replication

Overview

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Armor highly recommends that you review the FAQs for upgraded users with DRUpgraded Users with Disaster Recovery to better understand how the Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) add-on product functions.

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Currently, Disaster Recovery (Continuous Server Replication) is available in the DFW01 (Dallas) and PHX01 (Phoenix) environments.

Armor, along with Zerto, provides a fully managed continuous server replication (disaster recovery) add-on product.

At a high-level, this add-on product recovers and replicates your resources into a recovery environment to help you:

  • Maintain your applications during an outage in your primary data center
  • Meet compliance requirements


This add-on product recovers (and then restores) the following resources from your primary environment into a recovery environment:  

Resource type

Specific components

Security
  • Malware protection
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Patching
  • Log Management
Infrastructure
  • Workloads
  • Virtual machines
  • IP Addresses
  • L2L VPN
  • SSL/VPN


Typically, the recovery site is the closest data center to your primary data center. Currently, Armor offers this add-on product in the following locations: 

Primary environment

Default recovery environment

Dallas (DFW01)Phoenix (PHX01)
Phoenix (PHX01)Dallas (DFW01)


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You can order Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) from the Marketplace screen or from the Virtual Machines screen.


Option 1: Order from the Marketplace screen

To order from the Marketplace screen:

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After your add-on product has been fully provisioned, Armor recommends that you request a test failover, simply to verify the service is functional. To learn more, seeRequest a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine.


Option 2: Order from the Virtual Machines screen

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Excerpt IncludeESLP:Request a test failover (snippet)ESLP:Request a test failover (snippet)nopaneltrueYou can request a test failover to meet compliance requirements or to verify that the Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) add-on product was successfully provisioned in your account.  

After a successful test failover, you can view the test failover virtual machine 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 the plus ( + ) icon. 
  4. In Subject, enter Request for a test 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 Description, enter the name of the corresponding virtual machine. 
  7. Click Create Ticket
    • Armor Support will update the ticket when the test failover is complete. 
  8. To view the test failover virtual machine, on the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  9. Click Virtual Machines
    • The name of the test failover virtual machine will include the name of the primary virtual machine, along with - Test added to the name. For example, if the name of the primary virtual machine is My Company, then the name of test failover virtual machine will be My Company - Test
    • The Continuous Server Replication section will not appear in the detailed screen screen for the test failover virtual machine.   
  10. (Optional) To access the test failover virtual machine in the test failover site, you must download and install the SSL/VPN client for the test failover environment. 
    • You must download the client for your correct recovery location (DFW01-Recovery or PHX01-Recovery).
      • If your primary environment is DFW01, then you should download the client for PHX01-Recovery environment.
      • If your primary environment is PHX01, then you should download the client for DFW01-Recovery environment. 
    • To learn how to download and install the SSL/VPN client, see SSL VPN
  11. To end the test failover, create a support ticket and indicate your interest to end the test failover. 
    • Armor Support will remove the test failover virtual machine from your AMP account. 

Note

To request a certificate for compliance reasons, create a support ticket and indicate your interest to receive a certificate.  


Request a live recovery and view a live recovery virtual machine

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