Ft & srm

dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
Does anyone have a solution for enabling Fault Tolerance at primary site and have those VMs replicated at Disaster Recovery site?
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 664Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hmm, I'm a little confused by what you're asking. Are you thinking that FT works across sites? An FT-enabled VM still only exists as a single set of files on your datastore, the switchover from primary VM to secondary VM only changes the locks on those files.

    Or are you asking if SRM is compatible with FT-enabled VMs?
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    scott28tt wrote: »
    Or are you asking if SRM is compatible with FT-enabled VMs?

    This. I need to read up on FT again, but I thought FT VMs couldn't be protected with SRM. I was wondering if there were other disaster recovery options out there that could protect FT VMs.

    Edit: Reread stuff on FT. It was data recovery it wouldn't work with. Need to do some testing regarding SRM.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Posts: 664Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Data Recovery relies on taking a VM snapshot, like all other VM-specific backup tools, that's why it won't work with FT.

    SRM is compatible with FT VMs, but they would come up as non-FT VMs at the recovery site, you'd need to manually enable FT on them again.
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    scott28tt wrote: »
    Data Recovery relies on taking a VM snapshot, like all other VM-specific backup tools, that's why it won't work with FT.

    SRM is compatible with FT VMs, but they would come up as non-FT VMs at the recovery site, you'd need to manually enable FT on them again.

    Unfortunately we're using VR replication not SRA, so SRM won't work while FT is enabled. Could have FT disabled while daily backup and replication runs.
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