The VM host that contains the failover workload (a protected workload’s bootable virtual replica).
A PlateSpin Server message that contains information about important steps throughout the workload protection lifecycle.
Restoration of the business function of a failed workload in its original environment when the business function of a temporary failover workload within PlateSpin Forge is no longer required.
Taking over the business function of a failed workload by a failover workload within a PlateSpin Forge VM container.
A protected workload’s bootable virtual replica.
1. (noun) An individual scheduled transfer or manual transfer of differences between a protected workload and its replica (the failover workload).
2. (adjective) Describes the scope of replication (1), in which the initial replica of a workload is created differentially, based on differences between the workload and its prepared counterpart.
The management virtual machine containing the PlateSpin Forge software.
Prepare for Failover
A PlateSpin Forge operation that boots the failover workload in preparation of a full Failover operation.
A customizable collection of workload protection parameters that define the frequency of replications and criteria for the system to consider a workload as failed.
A collection of currently-active settings pertaining to the complete lifecycle of a workload’s protection (Add-inventory, initial and ongoing Replications, Failover, Failback, and Reprotect).
A point-in-time snapshot, allowing a replicated workload to be restored to a previous state.
Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
Tolerable data loss measured in time and defined by a configurable interval between incremental replications of a protected workload.
Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
A measure of a workload’s tolerable downtime defined by the time a failover operation takes to complete.
1. Initial Replication, the creation of an initial base copy of a workload. Can be carried out as a Full Replication (all workload data is transferred to a ‘blank’ failover VM), or as an Incremental Replication (see Incremental (2)).
2. Any transfer of changed data from a protected workload to its replica in the container.
The schedule that is set up to control the frequency and scope of replications.
A PlateSpin Forge command that reestablishes a protection contract for a workload following the failover and failback operations.
A workload or its infrastructure that is the starting point of a PlateSpin Forge operation. For example, upon initial protection of a workload, the source is your production workload. In a failback operation, it is the failover workload in the container.
See also Target.
A workload or its infrastructure that is the outcome of a PlateSpin Forge command. For example, upon initial protection of a workload, the target is the failover workload in the container. In a failback operation, it is either your production workload’s original infrastructure or any supported container that has been inventoried by PlateSpin Forge.
See also Source.
A PlateSpin Forge operation that boots a failover workload in an isolated networking environment for testing the functionality of the failover and verifying the integrity of the failover workload.
Test Time Objective (TTO)
A measure of the ease with which a disaster recovery plan can be tested. It is similar to RTO, but includes the time needed for a user to test the failover workload.
The basic object of protection in a data store. An operating system, along with its middleware and data, decoupled from the underlying physical or virtual infrastructure.