Disaster recovery management is a critical piece of any infrastructure--and array-based replication plays an important role in that. Ensuring that the data that runs your business is not only protected in your present production site but also available in a separate location at a moments notice allows your business to remain functioning in the case of a small failure or a large catastrophe. Virtualized environments such as a VMware implementations are no exception.
ActiveDR provides an array-based mechanism to protect your important data in a simple and robust way over great distances with extremely low RPOs. The simplicity of management makes disaster recovery (and importantly testing your disaster recovery plans) straight-forward and repeatable.
This document describes how to manage ActiveDR in a VMware environment in a manual fashion. For information on Site Recovery Manager with ActiveDR, refer to the Site Recovery Manager page.
- ActiveDR Setup and Prerequisites
- Guidelines for ActiveDR in VMware Environments
- Enabling ActiveDR for VMware Storage
- Demoting an ActiveDR Pod in a VMware Environment
- Preparing the VMware Environment for a Pod Demotion
- Demoting a Source ActiveDR Pod
- Demoting a Target ActiveDR Pod
- Promoting an ActiveDR Pod in a VMware environment