Starting VMware Failover to Replica

Before starting a replica failover job for VMware, make sure that you have a VMware replication job with at least one backup available. Refer to Creating VMware vSphere Replication Jobs for details.

To start the procedure of switching a VMware system workload to a backup VM, do the following:

  1. Click Recover in the Jobs menu.

  2. Click VM replica failover in the VMware Full Recovery section. Note that the VMware replication job must have been completed successfully for this option to be available.

  3. Alternatively, select the relevant replication job and click Recover > VM replica failover.

  4. Additionally, the failover can be performed by using the search function.

The New Failover Job Wizard for VMware vSphere opens.