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Definition of VPG
VPG (Virtual Protection Group) - Indicates a structure made up of several VMs (Virtual Machines), with the Zerto solution the structure coincides with the vApp which can consist in one or more machines.
The vApp is a set of one or more Virtual Machines controlled and monitored as a single logical entity. Besides the VMs a vApp contains the networks associated to such vApp.
Create a VPG
Creating a VPG therefore consists in selecting the vApp to be protected and indicating the Secondary site (Recovery Site
) and its dedicated resources (Recovery Org vDC
). After logging in the Web control panel you will reach a page like the following.
Click on "New VPG
" found in the top-right corner.
A "New VPG
" modal window like the one below will open.
Select one of the vApps listed in the "Protected vApps
In the "Recovery site
" field you need to indicate the Secondary site you wish to use.
In the "Recovery Org vDC
" field you need to select the dedicated resources.
The "Recovery Service Profile
" field indicates the settings used to configure the service. From the dropdown list you can choose between two parameters:
- "System Service Profile" - with default values.
- "Custom" - with the possibility to customize the values.
By clicking on "Save
" the VPG creation process and matching of the data between the Primary site and Secondary site begins.
Once the process has been completed a page like the following will appear (v Meeting SLA) with all the information related to the vApp, the replication performance and the configurations
If a page like this appears (x Not Meeting SLA): the creation of the VPG failed. We remind you that one of the causes of failure may be due to switched off VMs of the vApp: in this case, switch on the VMs and perform the process again.