thhg
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Disaster Recovery with VSphere Replication

Jump to solution

Am just testing out VSphere Replication 5. with a couple of test VMs

The replication process is working just fine

What I'd like to know is the process for recovering a replicated VM to New Hardware in the case of  complete failure of the original host and/or datastore

In essence, Disaster Recovery.

Are there other (software) pieces I require to take the replicated VMDK and associated files to re-create a new VM on a new host

Steve

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
rcporto
Leadership
Leadership

Yes, since it will have all your .vmdk and .vmx files.

---

Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
3 Replies
rcporto
Leadership
Leadership

Only with vSphere Replication you can recovery a virtual machine in case of a disaster, but of course you should replicate this virtual machine to a completely datastore (it can be even a local datastore) and have spare host to protect you in case of host hardware failure. Anyway way, a better way to orchestrate your DR is using the vCenter Site Recovery Manager, see: VMware Site Recovery Manager: IT Disaster Recovery Software | United States

---

Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
0 Kudos
thhg
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

After seeding the VMs to a new DataStore, the iSCSI Datastore was moved to a remote site where it replicates over a WAN

I guess my question is : Is there enough information in the replicated VM folder to re-create the VM (ie - including memory, cpu, passthrough, etc)

Steve

0 Kudos
rcporto
Leadership
Leadership

Yes, since it will have all your .vmdk and .vmx files.

---

Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/richardsonporto
0 Kudos