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In order to fully use this feature, you must have the following permissions assigned to your account:

  • Read Server Replication
  • Write Server Replication


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


If you are an upgraded user, then please review Continuous Server Replication - Disaster Recovery - for Upgraded Users.

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


Disaster Recovery 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)


Order Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)


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

To order Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery) for your load balancer, use the Marketplace screen.


Option 1: Order from the Marketplace screen

To order from the Marketplace screen:

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Marketplace
  2. Under Business Continuity, locate and select Continuous Server Replication
  3. In the drop-down menu, select the desired virtual machine. 
  4. Click Choose This
  5. Click Purchase
    • This action will automatically create a support ticket. Armor Support will use this ticket to communicate with you regarding the provisioning process. 
    • 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.  
  6. When Armor Support communicates that the add-on product has been fully provisioned:
    1. Return to the Virtual Machine screen. 
    2. Locate and select the desired virtual machine. 
    3. Click Backup + Recovery
    4. Review the status for Server Replication. The status will change from Configuring to Enabled

Review the following table to better understand theBackup + Recoverysection:

Column

Description

Server Replication

The order status for this add-on product:

  • Configuring
  • Enabled
Protected SiteYour primary data center location
Recovery SiteYour recovery 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 recovery environment
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, see Request a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine.


Option 2: Order from the Virtual Machines screen

To order from the Virtual Machines screen: 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Virtual Machines
  2. Locate and select the desired virtual machine.
  3. Click the Backup + Recovery tab. 
  4. Click Add Server Replication
  5. In the drop-down menu, confirm the selected virtual machine. 
  6. Click Choose This
  7. Click Purchase
    • This action will automatically create a support ticket. Armor Support will use this ticket to communicate with you regarding the provisioning process. 
    • 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.  
  8. When Armor Support communicates that the add-on product has been fully provisioned:
    1. Return to the Virtual Machine screen. 
    2. Locate and select the desired virtual machine. 
    3. Click Backup + Recovery
    4. Review the status for Server Replication. The status will change from Configuring to Enabled

Review the following table to better understand the Backup + Recovery section:

Column

Description

Server Replication

The order status for this add-on product:

  • Configuring
  • Enabled
Protected SiteYour primary data center location
Recovery SiteYour recovery 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 recovery environment

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, see Request a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine


Request a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine 



Request a live recovery and view a live recovery virtual machine



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