How to get a domain controller into a test failover – SAFELY!

Sometimes a test failover needs to have external resources inside it so that applications work properly.  Or sometimes to support authentication.  I once knew a customer who put a domain controller on the network that the test failover was on, and once the test was successful he put it back on the production network. Lots … Continue reading How to get a domain controller into a test failover – SAFELY!

Cleondris HCC – very cool DR orchestration software!

Hello all, The last few months I have been working in the lab on Cleondris HCC DR orchestration software.  I have been working with the vendor - Cleondris - to improve it. I have enjoyed working with the vendor as they are a great bunch of people. Their development model is cool as they do … Continue reading Cleondris HCC – very cool DR orchestration software!

What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?

Hello all, I mention this stuff a lot and people are always surprised.  So I thought I would share this here so that more of you can see this. A software package that helps you with test plans, and do failovers is a DR orchestration tool that can use replicas or backups as the source … Continue reading What else can you do with a DR Orchestration tool?

Speeding Recovery of multiple tier applications using VAO

Hello all, I had a request to write this up so I am doing it in a bit of hurry.  Don't hesitate to say it needs more detail or whatever if you need help. This example is for people working with Veeam Availability Orchestrator. Update: use the info below for tier 3, and tier 4 … Continue reading Speeding Recovery of multiple tier applications using VAO