Starting or Shutting Down VMs Fails When You Execute a Recovery Plan for VMware VMs


1.If you want to recover a VM to an ESXi host, log in to vCenter through a vCenter client. Set the location for storing VM swap files on the ESXi host. You are advised to set the location on a dedicated datastore without affecting other VMs. The dedicated datastore must have adequate space.
For details, see the VMware documentation.

2.If you want to recover a VM to an ESXi host cluster, ensure that VM swap files and the VM reside under the same directory to prevent the adverse impact on VM vMotion performance. Adjust the space of the datastore where the VM resides to ensure that the VM can correctly create swap files.

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Starting VMs Timed Out When You Execute a Recovery Plan for VMware VMs
1.Log in to vCenter through a vCenter client, select the VM that fails to be started, and view the tasks and events concerning the VM. 2.If error pbm.fault.PBMFault.summary is displayed during VM startup, check the ESXi cluster settings, disable the vSphere DRS setting, and execute the recovery plan again. After the recovery plan is completed, you can enable the vSphere DRS setting the ESXi cluster based on actual requirements.

The VRG VM Fails
Locate the VRG failure cause by following the alarm help. Check whether the alarm help can help remove the VRG failure. If yes, no further action is required. If no, go to 3. Log in to FusionCompute at the production site. For details, see Logging In to the FusionCompute in the FusionCompute V100R005C00 Software Installation Guide. Select VM and Template. The VM and Template page is displayed. Select the VRG VM and choose Operation > Stop. Stop the VRG VM as prompted. When the VM state becomes Stopped, the VM is successfully stopped. Log in to OceanStor ReplicationDirector and click Settings. The Settings page is displayed. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Resource Mapping > VRG. The VRG page is displayed. Select the faulty VRG. In the Protected VM area, select the VM in the VRG. Click Move and select Force Remove. Move the VM in the VRG to another normalVRG. In the VRG list, select a VRGto which the VM is moved. Click Start and choose Consistency verification to start DR.

Introduction to recovery plan tests executed by the OceanStor ReplicationDirector
You can test a recovery plan to verify the availability of the data replicated to the disaster recovery site. During a test, the disaster recovery site generates test data using snapshots, which does not have any impact on the production site. After the test is complete, the test environment must be cleaned up. Before a failover or planned migration, at least one recovery plan test must be executed successfully. The test can be performed only in the disaster recovery management system at the disaster recovery site.

Shutting down the firewall
The firewall does not support power-off through the CLI or automatic power-off. Instead, you need to press a button to power it off.

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