Recover - Instant VM Recovery tab (8.0)

SUMMARY

The Instant VM Recovery tab lists all instantly recovered VMs with options to manage each

ISSUE

The Instant VM Recovery tab lists all instantly recovered VMs with options to manage each.

Figure - Instant Recovery tab

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The Instant VM Recovery table consists of the following columns:

  • Name - Name of the IR VM.
  • Environment - The environment in which the IR VM exists.
  • Host - The host on which the IR VM exists.
  • Status - Displays the current status of the IR VM and for each child job/process. Status messages can include:
    • Creating - IR job was created and IR VM is currently being created. User cannot use the VM yet.
    • Active - IR VM was created (Create IR VM job is complete and visible in jobs history).
    • Ending - IR Job was manually Ended by the user. (End IR job is visible in active jobs).
    • Ended - IR session was ended by the user (End IR job is visible in jobs history).
    • Error - An error occurred with the IR process.
    • Active (Seed in Progress) - Seed job was started and is visible in active jobs. VM can be accessed and used by the user.
    • Active (Ready to Complete UVB Motion) - Seed job has completed and is visible in the jobs history.
    • Completing UVB Motion - Complete UVB Motion action was initiated by the user. Complete UVB Motion job is visible in active jobs.
    • Complete - IR VM was moved via Complete UVB motion (in which case Complete UVB motion job is visible in jobs history) or IR VM was moved via storage vMotion.
  • Backup Details - Information about the backup used to create the IR VM.
  • Write Space Used - Percentage of Write Space used by the IR VM.
  • Started - When the IR was created.
  • Duration - How long the IR VM or was/has been active.

From the toolbar, you can create Instant Recovery (IR) jobs and when they are finished, start and then complete the UVB Motion Seed process. For more on creating Instant Recovery jobs and the seeding process see Create Instant Recovery Job dialog (8.0).

Clicking User-added image will end the IR process for the VM and move the session that was ended into the Explore IR Sessions History table (see the next section below).

Explore IR Sessions History

To view historic IR session details, click User-added image. A dialog will open with a detailed table similar to the one that appears on the Instant VM Recovery tab.

View Details

When you clickUser-added image at the top of the tab, another table will appear at the bottom of the tab. The table will be sorted by name. Below is the View Details table as it appears on the Instant VM Recovery tab:

Figure - View Details Instant VM Recovery

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The View Details table displays:

  • Name - Name of the job.
  • Type - Type of job.
  • Result - Result of the job.
  • Duration - Time the job took to complete.
  • Started - When the job began.
  • Finished - When the job completed.
  • Avg. Speed - Average speed of the data written.
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