Today Veeam had formalized Veeam Backup and Replication 8. This version contains a new interesting component named “Failover Plan”. This feature allows you to schedule properly a failover from the production site to the backup site (disaster recovery plan). This means you can now plan your entire failover in advance, and initiate it with a single click when needed. For example, you can even do a failover plan to schedule a move for the production site.
This guide will show you step by step on how to setup a Failover Plan in Veeam 8. A replication works by taking a snapshot of the virtual machine in VMware then replicating the machine to another host or cluster. In the example, I will show you the operation with a replication on the same node but the operation is similar for another host or a remote host. The goal is to first configure the replication job then the Failover Plan job. We will replicate only one virtual machine.