Manually Removing Target Disks from a VRA for Use in Later Preseeding

KB Number:
00000110

Solution:

Purpose


There may be circumstances in which a Zerto Virtual Replication installation has been damaged to the point of being unable to access the Zerto Virtual Replication GUI.  This article outlines the procedure necessary to preserve target disks still attached to a VRA, for use in later VPG recreation and preseeding

Affected Versions


All versions.

Complexity


Medium

 

 

 

Solution


In order to manually remove target disks from a VRA, follow these instructions:
  1. In the vSphere Client, choose Edit Settings.
  2. One-by-one, select each hard disk, and check the "Disk File" field to the right - there will be three different types of hard disks, with different disk file formats:
    • [Datastore] Z-VRA-######/Z-VRA-######_#.vmdk - this is a VRA disk
    • [Datastore] ZeRTO volumes/datastore-name_dbx_###_###_##_##_##_log_volume.vmdk - this is a Journal disk
    • [Datastore] Z-VRA-######/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/vm-##/vm-name/vm-name.vmdk - this is a Target Disk
  3. For each Target Disk, choose "Remove" and select "Remove from virtual machine" -- do not delete from disk.
  4. Click OK

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