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In Part 1 of this blog series we went through the setup of Zerto DRaaS.

This post will demonstrate running a failover test to the replica destination?—?your VDC on the Cloudhelix vCloud platform.

Log into your local ZVM’s web interface and navigate to the VPG that you would like to test. At the bottom of the screen you’ll see a couple of buttons.

Choose the Checkpoint you would like to test and click Next.

Click the Failover arrow.

Keep an eye on the task progress bar at the top of the screen.

Once the failover has been completed, you will see a small red stop button in several places within the ZVM interface?—?both at the top of the screen and in the tasks window at the bottom. But don’t click it yet!

Instead?—?log into the Cloudhelix vCloud Director interface?—?you will see a new vApp that contains the VMs from your VPG.

You can now log into these as you would do normally, and check that everything is working as expected. Once you’re satisfied?—?click the red stop button in your local ZVM interface to remove the test VMs and tidy everything up.

As before, keep an eye on the task status at the top of the screen.

As shown, failover tests are very easy to complete?—?no excuse not to run these regularly! 🙂

Posts in this series

Part 1: Zerto DRaaS Initial Customer Setup

Part 2: Zerto DRaaS Failover Test

Part 3: Zerto DRaaS Live Failover

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