What is vStandby AIP™？
vStandby AIP™ provides a revolutionary new “Instant Recoverability” technology that was specifically developed to combine the lightning-fast recovery speed of Actiphyʼ s vStandby™ with ActiveImage Protectorʼs advanced backup technologies, offering users a better alternative for disaster ready instant availability. vStandby AIP™ works by instantly starting-up a standby virtual machine originated from any ActiveImage Protector™ backup image file in minutes avoiding prolonged downtime due to lengthy restoration processes.
Create virtual standby machines for disaster ready instant availability
vStandby AIP uses ActiveImage Protector backup image files to create a bootable standby virtual machine, ready for immediate switch-over.
Instant Recovery Solution with support for Hyper-V and VMware vSphere Hypervisors
vStandby AIP provides instant start-up of standby virtual machines from the backup images, bypassing a lengthy restoration process.
Create virtualized VMDK/VHDX files on Storage Server
When Storage Server is selected as the target host, virtualized VMDK/VHDX files are created in a shared folder instead of as a standby virtual machine.
Scheduled creation of standby virtual machines
vStandby AIP™ creates standby virtual machines and keeps them current along with updated incremental backup files. Recurring incremental backups of the source machines can be scheduled to create boot points for the standby virtual machines.
Readily verify that ActiveImage Protector™‘ｓ backup image from a crashed system is ready to boot up
In order to verify that a backup file can be restored and start up from a crashed system, a thorough restore is necessary. However, this is not a practical approach in the event of system failure. vStandby AIP verifies that a crashed system is bootable from the backup image. In the event of system failure, the system can be started up from a selected backup image to provide instant system recovery.
Create standby virtual replica machines off-site using replicated backup image files
Actiphy’s ImageCenter™, a free replication and consolidation tool for ActiveImage Protector™, replicates backup image files to either local or remote destinations to create a standby virtual machine at a remote off-site location.
Immediate system recovery with instant start up using a standby virtual machine
Instantly starting up a standby virtual machine gives users immediate recovery and guaranteed business continuity. vStandby AIP bypasses lengthy P2V conversion and restoration by creating an instantly bootable standby virtual machine originated from backup image files offering a true disaster recovery solution.
CPU: Pentium 4 or above.
Main Memory: 1024MB required.
※2048MB or more is recommended.
Available Hard Disk Space: 300MB
Operating System Requirements
Windows Server 2008R2、2012、2012R2、2016、2019
* Only 64-bit OS is supported.
* Before installing the product on Windows 7 or 2008 R2, please make sure KB4474419 is applied.
Virtual Host Requirements
VMware vSphere 5.1、5.5、6.0、6.5、6.7
Selecting VMware vShpere Hypervisor 5.1, 5.5, 6.0 (ESXi) free license version for the target host, vStandby AIP creates only VMDK files and are kept current as the latest boot point.
Hyper-V host on Windows Server 2008 or later.
Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 free license version is also supported.
※ Client Hyper-V is not supported.
Image Format Requirement
Image Files created using ActiveImage Protector 3.5 SP7 or later.