This article explains how to boot from a Production VM from primary data storage after it has been configured to boot from iSCSI disks for failback. This is the last step for failback.
NOTE: To follow this step the user MUST have already completed Failback Phase 1 and Phase 2 covered in Failback a Windows Protection Group KB Article
- The protection group has already been Failed Back from the DR site back to its production site. The Production site is the active site now.
- The Production server should be configured with makestub.exe to boot from the disk of the production SRN.
- The Production Server should be successfully booted from the production SRN's disks.
This article assumes that the user has already performed Failback Phase 1 and Phase 2, and the Production VM has been configured with makestub.exe and is booting from the iSCSI disks. Now the user wants to copy data from the iSCSI disks to the production VM's local disk and then boot the VM from the Primary Storage.
For the purpose of this article, we have used Windows 2012R2 as a production server in CenturyLink's CA2(Toronto) production datacenter. The recovery site being used is CenturyLink's WA1(Washington) recovery datacenter.
###Boot From Primary Storage
Log into production server, find ** In-band To Out-of-band Converter**
Leave the 2 boxes checked and click on ** Next**
Choose 81920 KB/s as Sync Rate and click on ** Next**
A pop-up window will inform that the existing mapping will be erased, click on ** yes**
Wait till Progress reaches 100%, click on Swap
A pop-up warning will show up, click on ** yes**
The boot disk is swapped to local disk, Click on ** Next**
Select ** Yes, restart the computer now** and click on finish to reboot the production server
Go back to SafeHaven Console, right click on Management-PG, select ** Boot from Primary Data Storage**.
Select ** Management-PG** and click on ** Next**
Check both boxes adn click on ** Next**
Once the Register is completed, click on ** Finish** to exit the wizard
This Article concludes the Failover, Failback and Boot from Primary storage for a Windows Protectiong Group.