BRC - How to configure Automatic Screen Shot Validation

Written By Tami Sutcliffe (Super Administrator)

Updated at August 31st, 2023

Axcient's Failover Virtual Machine (VM) allows you to start a virtual machine on the local Axcient appliance in the event a protected device is lost or fails. 

Although the Failover VM can run indefinitely, it is not intended as a long-term replacement for a permanent server. The server functions should be transferred back to a primary device as soon as possible.

Test VM Screen Shot Validation

Screen shot validations are automatically performed after the successful completion of replication jobs to ensure that replicated devices can be virtualized in the event of a disaster situation.

To ensure that screen shot validations can be successfully performed, please set the Screen Sleep Timeout option to 30 minutes or longer. When a Test VM is being deployed, minimal resources are allocated to the deployment so that they can be used by other processes on the appliance, resulting in a longer deployment process. If the Test VM enters sleep mode during the deployment, a screen shot created during this validation will depict a black screen and will result in a failed validation.

Be advised that the longer deployment process does not reflect the actual deployment time for a Production Failover VM.

For step-by-step recovery instructions, please refer to the Axcient BRC Recovery Guide.