This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Justin N March 20, 2019.

Powered off VMs?

  • We keep receiving alerts for powered off VMs that they are not meeting SLA and the actual RPO groes over time with them even though there is no data being generated by the VMs

    Is there any way to stop this behavour without pausing the VPG?

    Hi Craig – this should only occur during a sync. In other words, Zerto requires a VM to be powered on in order to complete a sync.

    Having said that, once a VM is syncd it is OK to power the VM off. I would keep in mind that just because the VM has powered off (or has stopped), time does not stop. So for example, if a VM that is syncd is powered off and remains powered off for 1 hour, then the last 1 hour of checkpoints (when the VM was powered off) will be the same since no changes occurred to the protected disks (since it was powered off).  — Justin

    Hi Craig – this should only occur during a sync. In other words, Zerto requires a VM to be powered on in order to complete a sync.

    Having said that, once a VM is syncd it is OK to power the VM off. I would keep in mind that just because the VM has powered off (or has stopped), time does not stop. So for example, if a VM that is syncd is powered off and remains powered off for 1 hour, then the last 1 hour of checkpoints (when the VM was powered off) will be the same since no changes occurred to the protected disks (since it was powered off).  — Justin

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