In this article we'll cover the steps for creating a Failover Plan. A Failover Plan in Veeam is the primary method for creating a "Recovery Group" within the iland Secure Cloud Console. These Recovery Groups are accessed and managed within the Continuity tab of the Secure Cloud Console and are the primary mechanism for managing and executing a failover.
(NOTE: Prior to completing the steps in this article, make sure your replication jobs have completed. Refer to the "Creating a Replica Job" article for more information on creating and configuring your replication jobs.)
A Veeam Failover Plan allows you to include your replica's in a one click failover orchestration, giving you the ability to set and control the boot order, and any delays needed for your replicas. An added benefit of the Veeam Failover Plan is the accessibility. Not only can you initiate a failover plan from the your Veeam console, you can also use the iland Secure Cloud Console. By accessing and initiating a failover plan through the iland Secure Cloud Console, you'll be able to watch in real time as your servers are booted and get access through the console. You will also be able to verify or modify any network access rules required for a failover through the iland Secure Cloud Console networking configuration.
(Note: Conducting a Veeam failover using the Recovery Group within the Secure Cloud Console is treated as a full site failover. Refer to the "Starting a Partial-Site Failover" article for more information on how to manage a partial failover. )
These Recovery Groups and their associated Failover Plans are also accessible from the Service Provider side. So, if you are unable to reach the Veeam console but need to conduct a failover, you can call iland Support for assistance.