ECS 2.0 – Fail over an ECS site

Table of Contents

Fail over an ECS site/Delete a VDC

Use this procedure to delete a VDC. Deleting a VDC initiates site fail over when the VDC you are deleting is part of a multi-site federation.

If a disaster occurs, an entire VDC can become unrecoverable. ECS initially treats the unrecoverable VDC as a temporary site failure. If the failure is permanent, you must remove the VDC from the federation to initiate fail over processing which reconstructs and reprotects the objects stored on the failed VDC. The recovery tasks run as a background process. Review the recovery process by using the Monitor > Geo Replication > Failover Procesing.


  1. Log in to one of the operational VDCs in the federation.
  2. Go to Manage > Replication Group.
  3. Click Edit for the replication group that contains the VDC to delete.
  4. Click Delete in the row that contains the VDC and storage pool to remove.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Go to Manage > VDC. The status for the permanently removed VDC changes to Permanently failed.
  7. Select Delete from the drop down in the row of the VDC to remove.
  8. Click Save.
Back to Top