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SEP Agent Status during SRM Failover

Created: 19 Dec 2012 • Updated: 19 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
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Hi All,

I have a question regarding SEP agents and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) VMware technology for failover. 


We currently have SEP 12.1 RU1 MP1 agents deployed on 18 servers that are about to go through failover testing.  I wanted to know what will happen from both an agent and Console perspective when this occurs.  


18 Windows 2008 R2 Servers will be SRMed over to an alternative site.  During the SRM failover, the host names will remain the same, HOWEVER, the IPs will change.

I wanted to understand how this will impact the agents, licensing, reporting, and console.  


Can you someone provide some insight into how this would work?  Let me know if you have any additional questions.  Thanks. 

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_Brian's picture

In my experience with this, you won't see anything other than the IP change will be reflected in the SEPM console. License count should stay the same as well.

JRS17's picture

I should clarify.  The console is staying the same, just the subordinate servers with agents are failing over.  I was under the impression that once the servers are brought online from the failover site, they would contact the manager and begin to report in.



_Brian's picture

They will, you won't see a change other than the new IP address reflected in the SEPM once it checks in and updates it new status.