The workflow starts a test of the selected recovery plan.

The workflow performs a check for the recovery plan state when running. If the recovery plan is in state ready, you can run a test.

Recovery plans are created with a specified direction of protection between the paired sites. You can run the Initiate Test Recovery Plan workflow on the recovery site. After a test of a recovery plan, you must run a cleanup of the recovery plan to return it to its original state.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Client as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows.
  3. In the Filter box, enter Initiate Test Recovery Plan and click Enter.
  4. Click the workflow and click Run.
  5. Enter the input parameters that the workflow requires, and click Run.
    Table 1. Initiate Test Recovery Plan Workflow Inputs
    Input Description
    Recovery Plan Recovery plan to run a test on the recovery site.