Veritas™ Resiliency Platform 2.2 Solutions for VMware

  • Modified Date: 2017-05-25
  1. Section I. Overview of Resiliency Platform
    1. Overview of Resiliency Platform
      1.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform
      2.  
        About disaster recovery using Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        About Resiliency Platform features and components
      4.  
        About Resiliency Platform capabilities
      5.  
        About managing VMware virtual machines using Resiliency Platform
      6.  
        About permissions for operations in the console
    2. Overview of Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      1.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Supported environments for Resiliency Platform Data Mover with VMware VAIO
      3.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover works
      4.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover architecture
      5.  
        About full synchronization with Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      6.  
        How Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover handles virtual machine writes
      7.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to premises- an overview
    3. Overview of recovery to on-premises data center
      1.  
        About recovery to premises using third-party replication
      2.  
        Using third-party replication for recovery to premises- an overview
    4. Managing assets protected by NetBackup
      1.  
        About NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances
      2.  
        About protecting assets with NetBackup using Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        Using NetBackup - an overview
    5. Overview of Amazon Web Services
      1.  
        About recovery to AWS using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to AWS- an overview
    6. Overview of vCloud
      1.  
        About recovery to vCloud using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to vCloud- an overview
  2. Section II. Preparing your environment
    1. Using array-based replication
      1.  
        Supported replication technologies with Veritas Resiliency Platform
      2.  
        Protecting VMware virtual machines using array-based replication - an overview
      3.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using EMC SRDF replication
      4.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using EMC RecoverPoint replication
      5.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using NetApp SnapMirror
      6.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using Hitachi True Copy replication
      7.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using HPE 3PAR Remote Copy replication
      8.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using IBM SVC Global Mirror replication
      9.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using IBM XIV Remote Mirror replication
    2. Using Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      1.  
        VMware vCenter Server privileges required for implementing Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Protecting VMware virtual machines using Resiliency Platform Data Mover - an overview
    3. Managing disaster recovery network mapping
      1.  
        Viewing and configuring network settings for a data center
      2.  
        Editing network settings for a data center
      3.  
        Removing network settings for a data center
      4. Configuring DNS server settings for a data center
        1.  
          Sample command for Windows keytab file
      5.  
        Setting up network mapping between production and recovery data centers
    4. Managing Replication Gateway pairs
      1.  
        About Veritas Replication Gateway pairs
      2.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover supports encryption for data replication
      3.  
        Creating a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
      4.  
        Modifying encryption for a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
      5.  
        Viewing Veritas Replication Gateways
      6.  
        Viewing Veritas Replication Gateway pairs
      7.  
        Removing a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
  3. Section III. Working with resiliency groups
    1. Managing resiliency groups
      1.  
        About resiliency groups
      2.  
        Guidelines for organizing resiliency groups
      3.  
        About service objectives
      4.  
        Managing virtual machines for basic monitoring
      5.  
        Starting a resiliency group
      6.  
        Stopping a resiliency group
      7.  
        Displaying resiliency group information and status
      8.  
        Viewing resiliency group details
      9.  
        Editing a resiliency group
      10.  
        Deleting a resiliency group
    2. Configuring resiliency groups for remote recovery
      1.  
        Understanding the role of resiliency groups in disaster recovery operations
      2.  
        How Resiliency Platform configures disaster recovery protection for virtual machines
      3.  
        Prerequisites for configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery
      4.  
        Limitations for virtual machine disaster recovery
      5. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) using 3rd party replication technology
        1.  
          Target asset selection options
        2. Network customization options
          1.  
            Prerequisites for network customization
      6. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
        1.  
          DR configuration options using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      7. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) in Amazon Web Services
        1.  
          AWS Customization options panel
      8.  
        Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) in vCloud
      9.  
        Managing VMware virtual machines for remote recovery using NetBackup images
      10.  
        Verifying the replication status for Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
  4. Section IV. Managing disaster recovery
    1. Rehearsing DR operations to ensure DR readiness
      1.  
        About ensuring the disaster recovery readiness of your assets
      2.  
        Rehearse operations - array-based replication
      3.  
        Rehearse operations - Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      4.  
        Prerequisites for rehearsal operation
      5.  
        Performing the rehearsal operation
      6.  
        Performing the rehearsal operation using NetBackup images
      7.  
        Performing cleanup rehearsal
    2. Performing disaster recovery operations
      1.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover handles DR operations
      2.  
        Migrating a resiliency group of virtual machines
      3.  
        Taking over a resiliency group of virtual machines
      4.  
        Performing the resync operation
      5.  
        Restoring data using NetBackup
      6.  
        Clearing outage
  5. Managing resiliency plans
    1.  
      About resiliency plans
    2. Creating a new resiliency plan template
      1. About manual task
        1.  
          Using manual tasks in resiliency plans
      2. About custom script
        1.  
          Using custom scripts in resiliency plans
    3.  
      Editing a resiliency plan template
    4.  
      Deleting a resiliency plan template
    5.  
      Viewing a resiliency plan template
    6.  
      Creating a new resiliency plan
    7.  
      Editing a resiliency plan
    8.  
      Deleting a resiliency plan
    9.  
      Executing a resiliency plan
    10.  
      Viewing a resiliency plan
    11.  
      Creating a schedule for a resiliency plan
    12.  
      Editing a schedule for a resiliency plan
    13.  
      Deleting a schedule for a resiliency plan
    14.  
      Viewing a schedule for a resiliency plan
  6. Monitoring risks, reports, and activities
    1.  
      About the Resiliency Platform Dashboard
    2.  
      Understanding asset types
    3.  
      Displaying an overview of your assets
    4. About risk insight
      1.  
        Displaying risk information
      2.  
        Predefined risks in Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        Viewing the current risk report
      4.  
        Viewing the historical risk report
    5.  
      Viewing reports
    6. Managing activities
      1.  
        Viewing activities
      2.  
        Aborting a running activity
  7. Managing evacuation plans
    1.  
      About evacuation plan
    2.  
      Generating an evacuation plan
    3.  
      Regenerating an evacuation plan
    4.  
      Performing evacuation
    5.  
      Performing rehearse evacuation
    6.  
      Performing cleanup evacuation rehearsal
  8. Appendix A. General troubleshooting
    1.  
      Viewing events and logs in the console
    2.  
      Events in VMware virtual machines disaster discovery
    3.  
      Troubleshooting discovery of assets
    4.  
      Log files to troubleshoot Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
    5.  
      Managing tunable parameters
    6.  
      Resiliency Platform fails to attach storage policy to virtual machines
    7.  
      Resiliency Platform fails to create storage policy
    8. Resolving the Admin Wait state
      1.  
        Admin Wait state codes
    9.  
      Troubleshooting NetBackup issues
    10.  
      Troubleshooting delete resiliency group operation
  9. Appendix B. Sample policy and trust relationships for AWS
    1.  
      Sample policy statement for AWS
    2.  
      Sample trust relationship for AWS
  10.  
    Glossary

About Veritas Resiliency Platform

Veritas Resiliency Platform offers a unified solution that helps you proactively maintain business uptime across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Resiliency Platform gives you complete automation for all resiliency operations involving the virtual machines, applications, and multi-tier business-services in your data center. It safeguards the current technology investments by plugging into your existing environments and infrastructure.

For data replication, you can use the Resiliency Platform Data Mover or any third-party solution that is supported by Veritas Resiliency Platform. For a list of supported vendors and products, see Veritas Resiliency Platform Hardware and Software Compatibility Guide.

Resiliency Platform Data Mover is a separately licensed feature of Veritas Resiliency Platform. It provides data replication between geographically separated data centers facilitating an effective disaster recovery solution. The Resiliency Platform Data Mover can be used for the following purposes:

  • For recovery of VMware virtual machines to premises data center

  • For recovery of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines to cloud data center

Resiliency Platform has the following core capabilities:

Security and Compliance

Veritas Resiliency Platform provides enhanced data encryption ( for data-in-flight and data-at-rest) as well as choice of data residency.

Predictability

Customers can predictably meet critical business Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs).

Compliance

Customers can prove compliance to internal and external business continuity mandates with audit reporting and non-disruptive, real-time disaster recovery testing.

Automation

Customers get complete automation for all resiliency operations including recovery run books, and start and stop recovery orchestration for multi-tier applications. This reduces risk of downtime from human error.

Flexibility

Customers get the flexibility to keep their existing infrastructures and can innovate on their terms, with the flexibility that Resiliency Platform provides, to enable workload migration across sites and even to the cloud.

Table of Contents

  1. Section I. Overview of Resiliency Platform
    1. Overview of Resiliency Platform
      1.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform
      2.  
        About disaster recovery using Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        About Resiliency Platform features and components
      4.  
        About Resiliency Platform capabilities
      5.  
        About managing VMware virtual machines using Resiliency Platform
      6.  
        About permissions for operations in the console
    2. Overview of Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      1.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Supported environments for Resiliency Platform Data Mover with VMware VAIO
      3.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover works
      4.  
        About Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover architecture
      5.  
        About full synchronization with Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      6.  
        How Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover handles virtual machine writes
      7.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to premises- an overview
    3. Overview of recovery to on-premises data center
      1.  
        About recovery to premises using third-party replication
      2.  
        Using third-party replication for recovery to premises- an overview
    4. Managing assets protected by NetBackup
      1.  
        About NetBackup and NetBackup Appliances
      2.  
        About protecting assets with NetBackup using Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        Using NetBackup - an overview
    5. Overview of Amazon Web Services
      1.  
        About recovery to AWS using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to AWS- an overview
    6. Overview of vCloud
      1.  
        About recovery to vCloud using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Using Resiliency Platform Data Mover for recovery to vCloud- an overview
  2. Section II. Preparing your environment
    1. Using array-based replication
      1.  
        Supported replication technologies with Veritas Resiliency Platform
      2.  
        Protecting VMware virtual machines using array-based replication - an overview
      3.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using EMC SRDF replication
      4.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using EMC RecoverPoint replication
      5.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using NetApp SnapMirror
      6.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using Hitachi True Copy replication
      7.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using HPE 3PAR Remote Copy replication
      8.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using IBM SVC Global Mirror replication
      9.  
        Configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery using IBM XIV Remote Mirror replication
    2. Using Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      1.  
        VMware vCenter Server privileges required for implementing Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      2.  
        Protecting VMware virtual machines using Resiliency Platform Data Mover - an overview
    3. Managing disaster recovery network mapping
      1.  
        Viewing and configuring network settings for a data center
      2.  
        Editing network settings for a data center
      3.  
        Removing network settings for a data center
      4. Configuring DNS server settings for a data center
        1.  
          Sample command for Windows keytab file
      5.  
        Setting up network mapping between production and recovery data centers
    4. Managing Replication Gateway pairs
      1.  
        About Veritas Replication Gateway pairs
      2.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover supports encryption for data replication
      3.  
        Creating a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
      4.  
        Modifying encryption for a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
      5.  
        Viewing Veritas Replication Gateways
      6.  
        Viewing Veritas Replication Gateway pairs
      7.  
        Removing a Veritas Replication Gateway pair
  3. Section III. Working with resiliency groups
    1. Managing resiliency groups
      1.  
        About resiliency groups
      2.  
        Guidelines for organizing resiliency groups
      3.  
        About service objectives
      4.  
        Managing virtual machines for basic monitoring
      5.  
        Starting a resiliency group
      6.  
        Stopping a resiliency group
      7.  
        Displaying resiliency group information and status
      8.  
        Viewing resiliency group details
      9.  
        Editing a resiliency group
      10.  
        Deleting a resiliency group
    2. Configuring resiliency groups for remote recovery
      1.  
        Understanding the role of resiliency groups in disaster recovery operations
      2.  
        How Resiliency Platform configures disaster recovery protection for virtual machines
      3.  
        Prerequisites for configuring VMware virtual machines for disaster recovery
      4.  
        Limitations for virtual machine disaster recovery
      5. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) using 3rd party replication technology
        1.  
          Target asset selection options
        2. Network customization options
          1.  
            Prerequisites for network customization
      6. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
        1.  
          DR configuration options using Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      7. Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) in Amazon Web Services
        1.  
          AWS Customization options panel
      8.  
        Managing virtual machines for remote recovery (DR) in vCloud
      9.  
        Managing VMware virtual machines for remote recovery using NetBackup images
      10.  
        Verifying the replication status for Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
  4. Section IV. Managing disaster recovery
    1. Rehearsing DR operations to ensure DR readiness
      1.  
        About ensuring the disaster recovery readiness of your assets
      2.  
        Rehearse operations - array-based replication
      3.  
        Rehearse operations - Resiliency Platform Data Mover
      4.  
        Prerequisites for rehearsal operation
      5.  
        Performing the rehearsal operation
      6.  
        Performing the rehearsal operation using NetBackup images
      7.  
        Performing cleanup rehearsal
    2. Performing disaster recovery operations
      1.  
        How Resiliency Platform Data Mover handles DR operations
      2.  
        Migrating a resiliency group of virtual machines
      3.  
        Taking over a resiliency group of virtual machines
      4.  
        Performing the resync operation
      5.  
        Restoring data using NetBackup
      6.  
        Clearing outage
  5. Managing resiliency plans
    1.  
      About resiliency plans
    2. Creating a new resiliency plan template
      1. About manual task
        1.  
          Using manual tasks in resiliency plans
      2. About custom script
        1.  
          Using custom scripts in resiliency plans
    3.  
      Editing a resiliency plan template
    4.  
      Deleting a resiliency plan template
    5.  
      Viewing a resiliency plan template
    6.  
      Creating a new resiliency plan
    7.  
      Editing a resiliency plan
    8.  
      Deleting a resiliency plan
    9.  
      Executing a resiliency plan
    10.  
      Viewing a resiliency plan
    11.  
      Creating a schedule for a resiliency plan
    12.  
      Editing a schedule for a resiliency plan
    13.  
      Deleting a schedule for a resiliency plan
    14.  
      Viewing a schedule for a resiliency plan
  6. Monitoring risks, reports, and activities
    1.  
      About the Resiliency Platform Dashboard
    2.  
      Understanding asset types
    3.  
      Displaying an overview of your assets
    4. About risk insight
      1.  
        Displaying risk information
      2.  
        Predefined risks in Resiliency Platform
      3.  
        Viewing the current risk report
      4.  
        Viewing the historical risk report
    5.  
      Viewing reports
    6. Managing activities
      1.  
        Viewing activities
      2.  
        Aborting a running activity
  7. Managing evacuation plans
    1.  
      About evacuation plan
    2.  
      Generating an evacuation plan
    3.  
      Regenerating an evacuation plan
    4.  
      Performing evacuation
    5.  
      Performing rehearse evacuation
    6.  
      Performing cleanup evacuation rehearsal
  8. Appendix A. General troubleshooting
    1.  
      Viewing events and logs in the console
    2.  
      Events in VMware virtual machines disaster discovery
    3.  
      Troubleshooting discovery of assets
    4.  
      Log files to troubleshoot Veritas Resiliency Platform Data Mover
    5.  
      Managing tunable parameters
    6.  
      Resiliency Platform fails to attach storage policy to virtual machines
    7.  
      Resiliency Platform fails to create storage policy
    8. Resolving the Admin Wait state
      1.  
        Admin Wait state codes
    9.  
      Troubleshooting NetBackup issues
    10.  
      Troubleshooting delete resiliency group operation
  9. Appendix B. Sample policy and trust relationships for AWS
    1.  
      Sample policy statement for AWS
    2.  
      Sample trust relationship for AWS
  10.  
    Glossary

About Veritas Resiliency Platform

Veritas Resiliency Platform offers a unified solution that helps you proactively maintain business uptime across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Resiliency Platform gives you complete automation for all resiliency operations involving the virtual machines, applications, and multi-tier business-services in your data center. It safeguards the current technology investments by plugging into your existing environments and infrastructure.

For data replication, you can use the Resiliency Platform Data Mover or any third-party solution that is supported by Veritas Resiliency Platform. For a list of supported vendors and products, see Veritas Resiliency Platform Hardware and Software Compatibility Guide.

Resiliency Platform Data Mover is a separately licensed feature of Veritas Resiliency Platform. It provides data replication between geographically separated data centers facilitating an effective disaster recovery solution. The Resiliency Platform Data Mover can be used for the following purposes:

  • For recovery of VMware virtual machines to premises data center

  • For recovery of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines to cloud data center

Resiliency Platform has the following core capabilities:

Security and Compliance

Veritas Resiliency Platform provides enhanced data encryption ( for data-in-flight and data-at-rest) as well as choice of data residency.

Predictability

Customers can predictably meet critical business Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs).

Compliance

Customers can prove compliance to internal and external business continuity mandates with audit reporting and non-disruptive, real-time disaster recovery testing.

Automation

Customers get complete automation for all resiliency operations including recovery run books, and start and stop recovery orchestration for multi-tier applications. This reduces risk of downtime from human error.

Flexibility

Customers get the flexibility to keep their existing infrastructures and can innovate on their terms, with the flexibility that Resiliency Platform provides, to enable workload migration across sites and even to the cloud.

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