Veeam Availability Orchestrator Tips & Tricks
I have been spending a lot of time working with Veeam Availability Orchestrator, or VAO, since it was released a few months ago. I have found VAO to be easy to set up and use and have come up with a few tips to help get VAO up and running even faster.
If you are not familiar with VAO, it enables organizations to reduce the time, cost and effort associated with planning for and recovering from a disaster to ensure compliance and the continued delivery of production IT services. A free 30 day trial is available for download from the Veeam website.
Now, let’s start with a few tips for a smooth deployment…
Plan first, install next
One of the fundamental constructs of VAO is the Disaster Recovery site or DR Site. All plans point to the DR Site. One of the earliest steps should be identifying a number of characteristics for the DR Site: Where is it? Will workloads need to be protected at the DR Site –– and how often? Will there need to be multiple DR Sites? Consider below the single DR Site:
Alternatively, multiple DR sites are shown in this figure:
If you like using the whiteboard, a fun way to remember this is “Draw before you install”
Read the entire article here, Veeam Availability Orchestrator Tips & Tricks
Via the fine folks at Veeam.