Failover process switches the workload to the replica VMs from the source VM for a while when the source VM is temporarily not available due to corruption or system crash. After failing over the replica VM, it will act as source machine and handles all the production activities temporarily.
If the VM replication is configured with Network and IP-Remapping, the replica VM will run with the configured Network & IP configurations during the failover process. If Network & IP-ReMapping options were not configured during VM replication configuration, then IT admins need to manually assign Network and IP after failover process.
You can failover the replica VMs to any of its available recovery points, and it is also possible to failover group of replica VMs which are actually dependant on one another that are available in the configuration.
The data created after failover will be maintained in a snapshot delta file which will be committed/reverted later based on the requirement.
Failover is a temporary state that may be further finalized using any of the below processes:
- Undo Failover
- Permanent Failover
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