This article explains how to restore downed production machines as virtual machines by using the new Recovery Launchpad
- Datto SIRIS
- Datto ALTO
- Datto Partner Portal
- New Recovery Launchpad
The new Recovery Launchpad lets you create virtual machines from your backups that reside on Datto's cloud servers for business continuity in disaster scenarios.
- You cannot use the new Recovery Launchpad to perform virtualizations of private nodes. Use the legacy Recovery Launchpad for all private node restores.
- New Recovery Launchpad access is not available for client user accounts.
- You can connect your cloud virtualization to an existing network or create a new one. To set up a network for use with your cloud virtualization, see New Recovery Launchpad Networking cloud virtualizations.
Accessing the new Recovery Launchpad
There are two ways to access the new Recovery Launchpad. You can use either method outlined below.
1. In the Datto Partner Portal, click the Status tab, then select BCDR Status from the drop-down menu.
2. In the section for the device you are virtualizing, click the ellipsis icon on the far right-hand side of the screen, then click Recovery Launchpad from the drop-down menu.
1. The other way you can reach the new Recovery Launchpad is also from the BCDR Status page, but instead of clicking the ellipsis icon, click the name of the Datto device.
2. On the top right of the Device Details page, click RECOVERY LAUNCHPAD
Performing a cloud virtualization
1. Click START VIRTUALIZATION under the Virtualization restore option.
2. On the Virtualization card, check the box next to the name of the machine you wish to restore.
3. Click the date under the Choose Recovery Point column to select a recovery point. The latest recovery point will display by default.
4. After you select the agent and recovery point, the Virtualization card will expand to include CPU, RAM, and Network options. Enter the following information:
- CPU: Enter the number of CPU cores to allocate to the restore.
- RAM: Enter the amount of system RAM to assign to the restore.
5. Click the drop-down menu under the Network field, then select an existing network. If you need to set up a new network, choose Create New Network. See Creating networks for cloud virtualization. for details on how to create a new network.
6. Click Advanced Options to change the virtualization storage controller and NIC, if necessary.
7. When finished, click the Create VM button at the bottom of the screen.
8. Click the VNC icon to access the virtual machine.
The Recovery Launchpad will create and boot a virtual machine from the selected recovery point. When the boot process completes, you can log into the VM and work from it as you would on your production machine.
A. Click the VNC icon to access the VM at the login screen.
B. Click the Power icon to either power on or power off your VM. It's important to remember that this feature is a forced power-off.
C. Click the pencil icon to configure settings for the VM.
D. Click the wastebasket icon to delete the VM.
NOTE: You can mirror the Ctrl+Alt+Del command to the virtualization by clicking VM Controls at the top right of the screen, and then clicking Send Ctrl+Alt+Del in the drop-down menu.