Virtually Sober

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Scripting a Zerto Recovery Plan v2

One of the most popular blog posts in the archive has been scripting recovery plans in Zerto. This is most likely because one of the most frequent requests I hear is the ability to control the boot ordering of Virtual Protection Groups (VPGs), not just the VMs within a VPG. This makes total sense when you have multiple tiers of applications and you want to recover them in order of priority or based on inter-dependencies.

In version 5.0 U2, Zerto included the ability to reverse the protection using the REST API. This meant I could finally deliver a script that automates failover and failback operations in a orchestrated fashion! In a first for virtuallysober.com I decided to give an overview of the script using a video:

If you found the video useful please like it on youtube. If I get enough likes I will do more video explanations in the future as I think it makes the scripts easier to consume. To get you started with scripting your own recovery plan click to download example below:

ZertoRecoveryPlanv2.zip

The only major requirement of the script which you might not already have is ZVR 5.0 U2. If you haven’t already updated, this is as good a reason as any to upgrade today. Happy scripting,

Joshua

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