Article number
000003763
Affected Versions
All
Source Hypervisor
All
Target Hypervisor
All

How to Change a VM’s Recovery Host

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Summary

An administrator may wish to change a VM's Recovery Host used for Replication and Recovery.

Steps

To manually change which Recovery Host is in charge of incoming Replication and Recovery operations, follow the below steps:

  1. In the Zerto User Interface, click SETUP > VRAs.

  2. Select the VRA to change and click MORE > Change VM Recovery VRA. The Edit VM Recovery VRA window is displayed, listing all the virtual machines being recovered on that host

  3. Review the list and select the virtual machines to change the target host to another specified target host.

  4. Perform one of the following methods to select the new Recovery Host:

    1. Click the Select the replacement host drop-down list to get a list of available target hosts and choose the target host.

    2. Click the edit pencil icon under the Target Host column to get a list of available target hosts and choose the target host.

    3. Click Auto Select the Replacement Host and the best suitable host will be automatically selected for that virtual machine. The auto-selection is based on a load-balancing algorithm. You can move some virtual machines to one replacement target host, and then by repeating the operation, you can move other virtual machines to a different target host.

  5. Click APPLY


Note: During this procedure you cannot edit the affected VPGs nor attempt a failover, move, failover test, or clone operation.

Note: Validation is performed to make sure the selected target host can be used. For example, the datastores used by both the VRAs are accessible from both hosts. Any implications of the change, such as whether synchronization might be required after the change is also displayed.  

To automatically change the recovery host for all VMs on a host, follow the below steps:

  1. In the Zerto User Interface, click SETUP > VRAs.

  2. Select the VRA to change and click MORE > Evacuate Host.