This topic describes the fields and actions on the Add DR Plan page. The Add DR Plan page provides instructions for creating a DR plan.
- On the menu bar, click Manage > Disaster Recovery.
The Manage Disaster Recovery page opens with a list of available DR plans.
- Click Create New DR Plan.
The Add DR Plan page opens.
The Add DR Plan page consists of the following three tabs:
The AMI Creation Settings tab allows you to define the AMI creation attributes, such as the AWS account and region where you want to create AMIs for the virtual machines, schedules to update AMIs, and so on.
The following table lists the fields on the AMI Creation Settings tab.
|Plan Name||The name for the DR plan that you want to create.|
|Description||The description for the DR plan.|
AMI Update Frequency
The frequency to update an AMI. Based on the frequency defined, data is replicated from Phoenix storage to your AWS account and an AMI is created that corresponds to the latest restore point available for the virtual machine. If there is already an existing AMI present for a virtual machine (based on a previous restore point), it is replaced by the AMI created for the latest available restore point.
The following are the available options in the drop-down list:
|Start Time||The time when you would want the AMI update operation to begin.The Start Time list appears only if you select the Daily or Weekly option from the AMI Update Frequency drop-down list.|
The account that is used to maintain the AMI for the virtual machine. At the time of disaster, you can launch EC2 instance from this AMI, in-turn spinning up to production in minutes.
|Region||The storage region where you want to create AMIs for your virtual machines.|
The following table lists the actions on the AMI Creation Settings tab.
|Next||Click Next to go to the Select VMs tab to add virtual machines to the DR plan.|
The Select VMs tab allows you select virtual machines from multiple registered vCenters or ESXi hosts and server groups.
The following table lists the fields on the Select VMs tab.
|Virtual Machine||The name of the virtual machine that you can add to the DR plan.|
|vCenter/Hypervisor||The vCenter or ESXi host that the virtual machine is registered with.|
|Server Group||The server group associated with the virtual machine.|
The Failover Settings tab allows you to configure the failover settings for disaster recovery.
The following table lists the fields on the Failover Settings tab.
|VPC||The section of the AWS Cloud that is dedicated to your AWS account. You can launch the AWS resources, such as EC2 instances, in your virtual network.|
|Subnet||The segment of the IP address range of a VPC to which you can attach the EC2 instances. A subnet groups the instances according to the security and operational needs.|
|Security Group||A set of inbound and outbound network connections for the EC2 instance. A security group comprises a list of protocols, ports, and IP address ranges.|
The following table lists the actions on the Failover Settings tab.
|Prev||Click Prev to navigate to the Select VMs tab.|
|Save||Click Save to save the details of the DR plan.|