Article number
000004326
Affected Versions
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Source Hypervisor
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Target Hypervisor
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Failover Test failed due to CDROM first on boot order

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Summary

One or more VMs in the failed over VPG has CDROM drive set as first in boot order configuration of the VM.
Zerto in general does not support failing over CDROM drives in the failed over VMs.

Please note: If in the failed over VMs the CDROM drive will be set not as first in boot order, the FOT will succeed but the machines will be failed over without the CDROM drive.  FOT for a VPG will fail with the following error:

Zerto:Protection group failover test. Failure. 
Failed: VM DATA01 - testing recovery could not 
be created Message: A specified parameter was 
not correct. configSpec.bootOptions.bootOrder. 
Fault: Vim25Api.InvalidArgument. 
 

Steps

Remove the CDROM drives from VM boot order configuration. 
In order to do so, please refer to the following VMWare and Microsoft KBs respectively:

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2011654

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jhoward/2013/10/25/hyper-v-generation-2-virtual-machines-part-2/