3.3 Workloads and Workload Commands

The Workloads page displays a table with a row for each inventoried workload. Click a workload name to display a Workload Details page for viewing or editing configurations relevant to the workload and its state.

Figure 3-2 The Workloads Page

NOTE:All time stamps reflect the time zone of the PlateSpin Server host. This might be different from the time zone of the protected workload or the time zone of the host on which you are running the PlateSpin Protect Web Interface. A display of the server date and time appears at the bottom right of the client window.

3.3.1 Workload Protection and Recovery Commands

Commands reflect the workflow of workload protection and recovery. To perform a command for a workload, select the corresponding check box at the left. Applicable commands depend on the current state of a workload.

Figure 3-3 Workload Commands

The following table summarizes workload commands along with their functional descriptions.

Table 3-2 Workload Protection and Recovery Commands

Workload Command



Starts the workload protection configuration with parameters applicable to an inventoried workload.

Prepare Replication

Installs required data transfer software on the source and creates a failover workload (a virtual machine) on the target container in preparation for workload replication.

Run Replication

Starts replicating the workload according to specified parameters (full replication).

Run Incremental

Performs an incremental transfer of changed data from the source to the target outside the workload protection contract.

Pause Schedule

Suspends the protection; all scheduled replications are skipped until the schedule is resumed.

Resume Schedule

Resumes the protection according to saved protection settings.

Test Failover

Boots and configures the failover workload in an isolated environment within the container for testing purposes.

Prepare for Failover

Boots the failover workload in preparation for a failover operation.

Run Failover

Boots and configures the failover workload, which takes over the business services of a failed workload.

Cancel Failover

Aborts the failover process.


Following a failover operation, fails the failover workload back to its original infrastructure or to a new infrastructure (virtual or physical).

Remove Workload

Removes a workload from the inventory.