Learn HCX – Topic 10- How to Run Test Fail-over for Virtual Machine using HCX

In last blog we protected your virtual machine, now we will perform test fail over of your virtual machine.

When you are ready to run test fail over,  log in to your Cloud HCX manager and go to Services tab.

On left hand side you will find disaster recovery  option, click on disaster recovery and select you virtual machine and click test recovery.Screenshot-from-2018-08-09-17-59-26.png

Verify the VLAN or VXLAN and click finish to recover machine at cloud side for testing.

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Related Topics:

Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?

Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components

Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration

Learn HCX – Topic 7:Steps to migrate virtual machine using HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 8 -Steps to Perform Reverse migration

Learn HCX – Topic 9-How to protect virtual machine for DR via HCX

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Learn HCX – Topic 9- How to Protect Virtual Machine for DR via HCX

As you know HCX can also be use as DR solution. So today we will know how can i configure my virtual machine for DR.

You need to login to on premises virtual center and right click on virtual machine which you want to configure of DR. Go to hybridity actions and click on protect VM

DR.pngNow you need to define below listed options at cloud/DR site:

  • Destination container
  • Storage
  • Replication interval
  • Snapshot Interval
  • Number of snapshot to keep
  • Destination network

Once you define all option click finish.

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Related Topics:

Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?

Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components

Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration

Learn HCX – Topic 7:Steps to migrate virtual machine using HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 8 -Steps to Perform Reverse migration

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Learn HCX – Topic 8 – Steps to Perform Reverse Migration

When we say reverse migration it means migration work load from cloud to on premises.

To perform reverse migration you need to log in to your on premises vCenter and click on HCX plugin.

Go to Migration tab and click on migrate virtual machine.

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Now you need to tick mark reverse migration. Once you select reverse migration , your cloud vCenter inventory will be populated to you.

Now you  need to select virtual machine which you want to bring back to on premises and define  migration option shown in below screen shot. You have to specify the destination cluster, destination datstore , Type of disk provision and most important is type of migration (vmotion or bulk migration) and select or verify the correct VXLAN or VLAN where you want to place your machine. Once you define all option click next.

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Review and click on  finish to start migration.HCX7

Monitor the task till it gets complete.

Related Topics:

Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?

Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components

Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration

Learn HCX – Topic 7:Steps to migrate virtual machine using HCX

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Learn HCX – Topic 7- Steps to Migrate Virtual Machines using HCX

In last blog we learned type of migration we have in HCX. Today  we will come to know about  the steps involved during migrating virtual machine from on premises to cloud

You need to log in to on premises virtual center , Go to home page and click HCX

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Go to migration  tab  in right pane and click migrate virtual machineHCx2

On left hand side you will see the data center details of your on premises virtual center. Select the cluster from where you want to migrate the virtual machine. On right hand side you will find the name of the virtual machine from that cluster

Select the virtual machine which  you want to migrate to cloud. You also need to define the migration option shown in below screen shot. You have to specify the destination cluster, destination datstore , Type of disk provision and most important is type of migration (vmotion or bulk migration) and select or verify the correct VXLAN where you want to place your machine. Once you define all option click next.

HCX3Verify  the values and click finish to start migration. We have select vMotion so it will the live migration. If you select the bulk migration please speci fy the cut over time else machine will be fail over immediately after replication.

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Monitor the task till it gets complete.

Related Topics:

Learn HCX – Topic 1 – What is HCX (Hybrid Cloud Extension) ?

Learn HCX – Topic 2 – What are the Components of HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 3 – How to Obtain Activation Key for HCX?

Learn HCX – Topic 4 – Deployment and configuration of HCX

Learn HCX – Topic 5 – Site Pairing and Deploying Fleet Components

Learn HCX – Topic 6 – Type of Migration

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Verify Operation | OpenStack Swift – Part 8

We are done with all installation and deployment. Now it’s time to validate and verify the operations.

Perform below  steps  on controller node ( Proxy server node).

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Related Topics:

An Overview of Swift – An Object Storage Service | OpenStack Swift – Part 1

Deploy Multi node Openstack Swift – Queens Configuration | OpenStack Swift – Part 2

Configuring Keystone | OpenStack Swift – Part 3

Install and Configure Proxy Server Components | OpenStack Swift – Part 4

Install and Configure the Storage Nodes | OpenStack Swift – Part 5

Install and configure components | OpenStack Swift – Part 6

Create and Distribute Initial Rings | OpenStack Swift – Part 7

Verify Operation | OpenStack Swift – Part 8