Performing a test failover with the network enabled has the potential to negatively affect your production environment. For this reason, this method of test failover is not recommended. The recommended method is Performing Test Failover with networking disabled.
This feature is enabled by way of the configuration file for the vRanger client, Vizioncore.vRanger.Client.Shell.exe.config. This file is located in the vRanger installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger.
1 Open the Vizioncore.vRanger.Client.Shell.exe.config file with your text editor of choice.
3 Scroll to line 42 or search for Test Failover.
4 Change the value for ShowTestFailoverDialog from “false” to “true”, ensuring the quotation marks remain.After it is enabled, you are prompted to perform a test failover; you can do so with or without networking enabled during the test.
1 Click the Test Failover icon.
▪ Continue with networking on the replica disabled: When performing a test failover with networking disabled, the replica VM is powered on with the network adapter disconnected. This option protects the production environment, but eliminates the ability of testing your replica VM as part of a larger environment.
▪ Continue with networking on the replica enabled: When performing a network enabled test failover, your replica VM is powered on with the network adaptor connected.
3 Click OK.
4 When testing is complete, select the Test Failover task in the Current Jobs node, and click Resume.
If the production site becomes unavailable, or you need to move the workload to the disaster recovery (DR) site, you can perform a failover operation from the vRanger UI.
2 Click the Failover icon.
4 When the Confirm Synchronization dialog box appears, select one of the following:
▪ Yes: This option shuts down the production VM and perform a final synchronization to the DR site. This option ensures that no data is lost, but also transfers any virus or corruption to the replica VM. View the replication progress in the Running Tasks section of the vRanger UI.
▪ No: The production VM is turned off, but no changes are sent to the DR replica.After the failover completes, the Destination of the original replication job is now the Source, and the original Source is now the Destination. In other words, the job is now set to replicate from the DR site to the Production site. This change is not reflected in the vRanger UI. Jobs that have been failed over are indicated by a failover icon and tool-tip message.
When the production server has been returned to proper operation, you usually need to failback the replicated VM to the production site. A failback is simply a failover back to the production site.
1 In the My Jobs view, select a replication job.
2 Click the Failback icon.
4 When the Confirm Synchronization dialog box appear, select one of the following:
▪ Yes: This option ensures that any data changed on the DR VM is replicated back to the production site. If you do not want to synchronize, data changed since the last replication pass is lost. View the replication progress in the Running Tasks section of the vRanger UI.
▪ No: The DR VM turned off, but no changes are sent to the Production site.
The My Reports view is a gateway to creating, editing, and distributing custom reports. There are several report types:As you create reports, the documents nest under the node of the relevant report type. When you create a backup job, you can configure a report to display in the body of an email. The report indicates which jobs were run, which succeeded, and which failed. You can also schedule a report to run, save it as a PDF, and send it as an email attachment.Report information is organized by VM and includes when backups, replicates and restores were run, who ran them, and the status of each. You can create a report for results from one or multiple VMs. Reports can contain customized metrics — for example, date range (day, month), status (successful, failed, stopped). You can run reports when you create them or you can schedule them to be generated later.For information on the layout of the My Reports view, see My Reports view.