How to Configure Zerto Tools for Linux to Properly Failover and Back to AWS
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For some Linux distributions to Failover to AWS and back properly (see Interoperability Matrix), Zerto Tools for Linux will need to be executed on each necessary protected VM ahead of a DR Operation.
To configure Zerto Tools for Linux on each necessary Linux VM, follow the below steps:
- Download the Zerto Tools for Linux script from MyZerto -> Support & Downloads -> Software Downloads -> Tools.
- On the protected Linux VMs, make a new directory via command:
- mkdir <directory name>
- Extract the Zerto Tools for Linux ZIP file and transfer all files to this newly created directory on all required Linux VMs.
- Now, change directory to the newly made directory you made in Step 2 via command:
- cd <directory name>
- Run command ls to list out all files in the directory and ensure all of the files that you transferred to this directory are there.
- The ZertoTools.sh file must have executable permissions. We can do this by running command:
- chmod +x ZertoTools.sh
- The script can now be executed by running the following command from inside this same directory:
- Review for any errors or warnings printed to the screen and address them as needed. Otherwise, look for "Operation successfully completed!" at the end to ensure the script was successful.
- Repeat the above for all necessary Linux VMs you need to Failover/Move to AWS.
- If performing Failover, await a checkpoint to select with a timestamp from after all script executions have succeeded.