This document only applies to upgraded users.

If you are not an upgraded user, see Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery).

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

  • Read Server Replication
  • Write Server Replication

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

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:


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)


Order Continuous Server Replication (Disaster Recovery)


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:

  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
  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 + 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, seeRequest a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine.


Option 2: Order from the Virtual Machines screen


Request a test failover and view a test failover virtual machine 


You 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
  8. To view the test failover virtual machine, on the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure
  9. Click Virtual Machines
  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. 
  11. To end the test failover, create a support ticket and indicate your interest to end the test failover. 

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


Troubleshooting


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