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

Overview

Armor highly recommends that you review the FAQs for upgraded users with DR 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 

Request a live recovery and view a live recovery virtual machine

Troubleshooting

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