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Overview

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Questions:

What's the level of interaction from the DR site? W

What do the icons represent (orange and gray)?

What is specifically replicated in the failover site?

Can you add DR to a virtual machine, workload, and load balancer?

Overview

Note

This document only applies to upgraded users.

Armor, along with Zerto, provides a fully managed continuous data replication (disaster recovery) service.

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Resource typeSpecific components
Infrastructure
  • Workloads
  • Virtual machines
Networking
  • IP addresses
  • L2L VPN
  • SSL/VPN
Core Services
  • What are some sample Core Services? 
Security 
  • Malware protection
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Patching
  • Log Management
  • Firewall
  • Security Incidents 
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.

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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
    • This service may take a few minutes to activate in your account. (HOW LONG?)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, the provisioned process for those additional machines will only take 30 minutes to provision. 
  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 failover for your virtual machine

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  • Troubleshoot during an outage in your primary data center
    • Do we need to define an outage in order to avoid unnecessary failovers?In this scenario, you will request a live failover. 
  • Meet compliance requirements 
    • In this case, you will request a test failover. 

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

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

Click the desired virtual machine. 

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


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Request a live failover

You can request failover to: 

  • Troubleshoot during an outage in your primary data center
    • In this scenario, you will request a live failover. 
  • Meet compliance requirements 
    • In this case, you will request a test failover. 

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. 

Troubleshoot Continuous Server Replication tab

If you cannot access the Continuous Server Replication tab in the Virtual Machine Details screen, consider that: 

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