VM group name in ASR Recovery Plans.
Allow us to provide meaningfull names to VM groups in ASR Recovery Plans to allow more clarity in the Recovery Plan UI.
We are working to understand the requirements of this feature and deliver it. If you have any scenarios or examples that might help us take a decision kindly give a detailed comment below.
Kurt Roggen [BE] commented
In an ASR Recovery Plan, groups are allowed to allow (for example) multi tier apps to come up in an ordered fashion (which is absoluty mandatory). However, you refer to these groups as "group 1", "group 2", "group 3".
I would like to add/see additional text added per group that allows the DR operator to better understand which group is being processed.
For example: Database Tier instead of Group 1, Web Tier, but it could be whatever...
The operator executing the DR process typcially has no idea what the workloads are about. But adding a (minor) change to allow some descriptive text for the groups is not a big ask, i believe.
The Recovery plans still need some additional work. Since you dont provide a lot of flexibility within a VM group like startup delays, VM startup order, etc... some VMs must be move to dedicated VM groups (holding only 1 VM). This is when a group name/description becomes crucial. I known that manual script are the answer to everything, but you should add some extra basic operations.
It also makes the DR process more readable.
Hope this helps.