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We are planning on utilising veeam backup and replicayion for our DR site.  We currently have 'live' servers which use DFS for replicating the data over a WAN/VPN connection.
In the event of DR we simply close a DR client machine and utilise our providers LAN/WAN for the clients into the datacentre where the servers are.  Of course there is an element of manul restoration of some data but most is always there and up-to-date.
Live site = 172. - DR site = 192.

I see you can re-ip VM's from host to host (for different sites mainly?).  
So how would these replicated hosts with same server names (different IP's i guess) be accessible to the clients without clashes???
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You need to ensure that your DNS, and Routing is setup correctly. Network is extended across both sites and VLANS are presented on both sites.

ideally from a live env, shutdown one vm and power on that replicated vm in dr site and test connectivty.

no matter what, ensure that you don't replicate dc's, else there will be nightmare's with timiing etc.

have a phsical dc on both sites, and ensure dhcp for cleint desktops are split across two servers.
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Should not be an issue, if IP addresses change, when clients resolve server names, providing WINS,DNS is correct.
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dont you need vm standard edition for vdist-swithces...?
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nudge...
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Distributed Switch are a feature of Enterprise Plus
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So is vdistributed switch my only option for DR?
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no, I do not know why this came up!

just extend VLAN from Site A to Site B.....some do this, quite cheaply.
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can you explain>?
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if you extend your current production LAN to a VLAN at your DR site, no need for IP Address Change.
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the dr site is already setup as separate network 192. range over vpn.
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yes, it would be, but depending upon your network configuration, you could extend production LAN to DR site with VLAN, and have network devices on the same LAN at both sites.

BUT, depends on your network, and connection to DR site, you state VPN, which makes me a little suspicious....so you would have to REIP.

you tested DR?

all your VMs at that site with access for users?
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Yes we have tested DR.  Currently physical not Virtual...
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So IP addresses is not an issue for you at DR site.

So if virtual machines are at DR site and on your sorted.
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