I am trying to test my failover capabilities through RPA. After enabling 'Image access' (physical) and mounting the replica LUN to the DR ESXi 5.5 hosts, I am not able to do the 'Failover Actions - Failover to remote replica' (as shown in the picture below). This options is grayed out. I don't have any SRM and my policy setting for 'Stretch cluster/VMWare SRM support' etc are set to NONE. Without the failover actions, I am not able to replicate back my changes to the Prod_Test site. I need suggestions. Am I missing any policy or any configuration?
Also, as seen in the picture below, the storage status in the DR_Test (remote side) is showing 'Enabling logged access'. So does this mean that this is still processing this enabling and that's the reason why it is grayed out? I am however able to mount the replica LUN, add the replicated VM to the inventory, boot it up and browse the replicated VM at my DR site.
Thanks in advance!
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Found out that one of the redundant paths of RPA was having issues. There was only one path working. I had to replace the fiber cables running from RPA to the SPs of my storage array. After that the faulty RPA path was working. With both paths working, when I did the 'Enable Image access', I was able to see 'logged access' immediately instead of 'Enabling logged access'.