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.

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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.

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.

Why Cannot Storage Devices Be Discovered on Hosts When I Execute a Recovery Plan to Implement Tests, Planned Migration, or Fault Recovery
1.Check whether the LUNs mapped to the hosts are normal. If no, troubleshoot the LUNs and go to 3. If yes, go to 2. 2.Check whether the service network communication between hosts and storage devices is normal. If no, troubleshoot the service network and go to 3. If yes, contact Huawei technical support engineers. 3.Clear the recovery plan and perform a test again.

In Host Replication Scenarios, the DR VRG Has Alarms that Affect VM Recovery, Resulting in Planned Migration or Fault Recovery Failure
1.Log in to DR OceanStor BCManager and choose Monitor > Alarms > Current Alarms. Then view current alarms on OceanStor BCManager. 2.Search for alarms reported by VRGs and related to VMs contained in recovery plans. 3.In the Name area, click the names of alarms. View details about alarms and perform recommended actions to troubleshoot faults. After alarms are cleared, perform planned migration or fault recovery again. If VRG alarms persist, manually confirm and clear alarms without affecting services. Then perform planned migration or fault recovery again.

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