Verify the recovery plan for the cloud management layer.

Performing a test recovery of the cloud management recovery plan ensures that the virtual machines are being replicated correctly and the power on order is accurate with the correct timeout values and dependencies. Site Recovery Manager runs the vRealize Automation and vRealize Business for Cloud nodes on an isolated test network using a temporary snapshot of replicated data while performing test recovery.

Expected Outcome

You can successfully complete the cloud management recovery plan under a test recovery scenario.


  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. From the Home menu of the vSphere Web Client, select Site Recovery.
  3. On the Site Recovery home page, click Sites and double-click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local protected site.
  4. If the Log In Site dialog box appears, re-authenticate by using the svc-srm@rainpole.local user name and the svc-srm_password password.

    Re-authentication is required if the network connection between Region A and Region B has been interrupted after the last successful authentication.

  5. On the Related Objects tab, click the Recovery Plans tab and click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan.
  6. On the SDDC Cloud Management RP page, click the Monitor tab and click Recovery Steps.
  7. Click the Test Recovery Plan icon to run a test recovery.

    The Test wizard appears.

  8. On the Confirmation options page, leave the Replicate recent changes to recovery site check box selected and click Next.
  9. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish to start the test recovery.

    Test failover starts. You can follow the progress on the Recovery Steps page.


    Because recovered virtual machines are using the test network, VMware Tools in the vra01svr01a.rainpole.local and vra01svr01b.rainpole.local virtual machines might not become online within the default timeout. In the recovery plan, increase the startup delay for VMware Tools for these virtual machines to complete the test.

  10. After the test recovery is complete, click the Cleanup Recovery Plan icon to clean up all the created test VMs.
  11. On the Confirmation options page of the Cleanup wizard, click Next.
  12. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish to start the clean-up process.

    Log in to the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server and follow the procedure if the protected vRealize Operations Manager VMs are located in Region B.


What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity between all vCenter Server and vSphere Replication instances.

  • Ensure that there is network connectivity between all vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager Servers.

  • Ensure that the replication is occurring for the protected VMs.