I am working on a DR project for one of my customer. The Production and DR Site is both VMware infrastructure.
Currently the Veeam Backup & Replication instance is running in Production Site and all the VMs are replicated over to DR site. We have Re-IP features in DR plan, so when failover happens the VMs get IPs for DR site subnet.
Question is, in case of the Production site completely goes down, no access to anything:
- Will the Re-IP feature work? Cause my Veeam instance is also in production site?
- My only option is to power on the replica VMs in DR Site manually and change the IP within OS manually?
- Is there a way we can setup a High Available/Secondary instance of Veeam Backup & Replication in DR site? (with same configuration as per production site?). So if the production site is completely down, we can still manage the backup & replication portion from DR Veeam instance?
- If question 3 is possible, do we need additional Veeam license or anything else?
Side Track - The backup repository for replication, can it be on local drive of Veeam instance? I understand the backup repository in case of replication only holds the meta data of replication, so should this also be protected? Or if I have High/Available instance of Veeam Backup & Replication in DR site, will this also be addressed?
~ Ravi Kumar S
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