Switch-over occurs when protected application fails; failover occurs when OS, Hardware etc. fails. How do I simulate failure (for example, power off primary server)? Thanks!
> Yes, powering off the Active server will initiate the failover. Notice that if you install in WAN environment fail-over will be prevented.
I powered off Primary (active) server in LAN V2V environment, but, nothing happened. The Secondary server was still passive and the Secondary vCenter was NOT restarted.
> did you do a hard power off or did you shut down the server? You need to right click the active VM and select Power -> Power off and not select Shut Down Guest.
1) What if the primary server is a physical server? How to power it off?
2) What's difference between Power -> Power off vs. "Shutdown Guest"?
1) Pull the power cable 😉
Or, if you are using HP Hardware you could use ILO to do a hard Power Off. Or other remote Management Tools.
2) Shutdown Guest is a gracefull shutdown of the OS. Power off is like pulling the power cable of a Server.