With test failback tasks, you can verify whether the source data from site2 is replicated correctly on the destination site1.

You perform a test failback for a reverse protected vApp and then delete the test in this sequence.

Prerequisites

Verify that the VM is running in your source site2.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCloud Availability Portal with organization administrator credentials.
  2. Navigate to DR Workspaces and locate the reversed vApp that you want to test.
  3. Call out the Actions pane by clicking the vApp.
  4. Click Test.
  5. On the Test Failback page, use the options to configure the test task.

    Option

    Description

    Test Network

    Enter the test network to which the replicated VM on the target site connects to. This lets you access the target VM and verify it operates as expected, and that data is replicated correctly per your replication settings.

    Failback Seed Data for the vApp

    • Enable the Resync before failback (migrate) to do a real-time data migration before failback to the destination site.

    • Select a PIT instance to use an instance that already exists on the destination site for the Test Failback operation.

    Power On Test vApp

    Enable it to power on the vApp on the destination site.

  6. Click Start in the Test Failback pop-up window to initiate the task.

    You can monitor the progress of the task in the Actions pane.

Results

A successful completion of the task, results with a Failback Test Ready state for the vApp in the Actions pane.

What to do next

From the Actions pane, you failback, clean up the failback test, edit the configurations previously set for the vApp, or detach the vApp. If you detach the vApp, it is no longer protected by the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR solution, and disappears from the vApps list.