Product : Cisco, HyperFlex [HCI]/4.0, x86
Feature : DR Orchestration, Disaster Recovery, Data Availability
Content Owner:  Herman Rutten
HX Connect (native)
VMware SRM (certified)
HX Connect provides the following DR Orchestration capabilities for Cisco HyperFlex:
- Test Recovery
- Recovery
- Re-protect

With Test Recovery as well as Recovery network mappings can be used to avoid problems from occurring. Also there is a choice to leave VMs powered off after recovery.

When using HC Connect Test Recovery, replication is not interupted and as such does not impact ongoing data protection processes. The intent is to verify if individual VMs are recoverable.

Recovering virtual machines is restoring a most recent replication snapshot from the target (recovery) cluster. The maximum number of concurrent recovery operations on a cluster is 20. Recovery works for both Protection Groups and standalone VMs.

Re-protect is reversing the direction of protection and is used after disaster recovery has taken place and the DR site is effectively being used for Production purposes. The re-protect process cannot be rolled back. Performing disasater recovery orchestration entirely through the HX Connect user interface requires a separate vCenter server being used in both geoographical sites.

HX Connect does not require separate software licenses.

HX 4.0 introduces new HyperFlex DR PowerShell Runbooks.

HX 4.0 introduces a Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) v1.0.0 for integration with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 8.1 and 6.5.