VMware vSphere Replication is an VMware solution for data protection and disaster recovery for all your virtual machines in your environment. VMware vSphere Replication is a hypervisor-based, asynchronous replication solution for vSphere virtual machines. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client. vSphere Replication delivers flexible, reliable and cost-efficient replication.
You can use vSphere Replication with the vCenter Server Appliance or with a standard vCenter Server installation. You can have a vCenter Server Appliance on one site and a standard vCenter Server installation on the other. With vSphere Replication, you can replicate virtual machines from a source datacenter to a target site quickly and efficiently.
In this series of vSphere Replication in our last post we have looked at How to replicate VM using vSphere Replication. In this post we will be looking at How to recover VM using vSphere Replication at the time of disaster or system failure.
Recover VM using vSphere Replication :
Login to vSphere web client at the DR site or the Secondary site.
Choose vCenter Server > Monitor Tab > vSphere Replication.
Select Incoming Replications.
Choose the VM which you want to recover and click on the Red Circle Icon as shown.
Select the options for recovery based on your requirement.
Select the Folder location for the recovery of the VM.
Select the cluster or host for running the VM.
Review the settings and you can also power on the VM from here.
Click Finish to start the recovery process.
It will take few minutes based on the size or resources for complete recovery.
Once recovery is completed you can see that status is Recovered and your VM is visible at the DR Site.
Now VM is recovered successfully you can check the Network connectivity, Application & Services inside the VM. Using this way you can easily recover any VM which you have replicated.
Note: Once you recover the VM. you have to stop the replication from DC site to DR site and then again start the Replication from DR site to the DC site. There is no option to reverse the replication automatically in vSphere Replication.
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