Category: Zerto

Zerto Virtual Manager GUI Session Timeout

By default, Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) web interface sessions close after 1800 seconds of idle time, requiring the user to log in again to resume using the client. You can change the timeout value by editing the tweaks.json file. Procedure On the computer where the Zerto Virtual Manager is installed, locate the tweaks.json file under this paht “C:\Program Files\Zerto\Zerto Virtual Replication\Gui” Edit the file to include the line t_idleLogOffTimeoutSeconds where value is the timeout value in seconds. For example, to set the timeout value to 3600 seconds (1 hour), include the line “t_idleLogOffTimeoutSeconds”: 3600, Restart the Zerto Virtual Manager service.

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Replace Zerto Certificate By An ADCS Signed Certificate

After installing and configuring the Zerto Virtual Replication in the previous posts, now it is time to secure the Zerto portal in order to get rid of the red warning in the browser about the default self-signed certificate. In our environment, we utilize our internal CA (Active Directory Certificate Services or Windows PKI) in order to issue replacement certificates. Create a new file with the name zerto.cfg with the following contents and update the red items to reflect your organization and server details. [ req ] default_bits = 2048 default_keyfile = zerto.key distinguished_name = req_distinguished_name encrypt_key = no prompt = no string_mask…

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Zerto Virtual Replication – Reporting

In the last post, we describe how to test failover and now we will go through creating a report. If you missed the last post of this series checks the following link. Reporting Zerto Virtual Replication includes 7 types of reporting which are: Outbound Protection Over Time Protection Over Time by Site Recovery Reports Resources Report Usage VPG Performance Backup Report Log into the Zerto manager and the from Dashboard, click on the Reports. ِDefault report is Outbound Protection Over Time, which shows the information about how much data is actually being protected against the amount configured. You can change…

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Zerto Virtual Replication – Failover

In this post, we will go through the failover test of a virtual machine. If you missed the first post of this series checks the following post. Failover There are two types of Failover available through Zerto: Test Failover and Live failover. Test failover is for test configuration and verifies virtual machine status after a simulated disaster situation. Live Failover is for a real disaster recovery situation, and should only be used when the original VM is offline or unavailable. Log into the Zerto manager and the from Dashboard, click on the Test. A wizard will be open and guide…

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Zerto Virtual Replication – Configuration

In this post, we will go through the configuration of Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) and Virtual Protection Group (VPG) and some basic configuration of Zerto Virtual Manager. If you missed the first post of this series, please check the following post. Install Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance Zerto Virtual Replication Appliance (VRA) is a lightweight appliance that is quickly installed on each host, capable of protecting all the virtual machines on that host. The VRA continuously replicates data from VMs and VMDKs to the remote site without a snapshot or CBT mechanism to avoid any negative impact on application performance. Requirements…

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Zerto Virtual Replication – Installation

During a project, I had to work with Zerto virtual replication for the first time (I have worked with SRM but Zerto never!). It was great and valuable and forced me to write some posts about it. In a series of blog posts, I’m going to take you through the quick and complete guide of setting up and configuring Zerto virtual replication. Zerto Virtual Replication delivers IT resilience in a single platform for disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility to, from or between multiple clouds. By combining continuous replication, automated orchestration, and enterprise-class scalability, the Zerto platform dramatically simplifies…

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