You start a Failover task to recover a vApp and its VM from the source site1 to destination site2.


Verify that the vApp you want to migrate to the target site2 is protected through your site1 environment.


  1. Log in to the vCloud Availability Portal with organization administrator credentials.
  2. Navigate to DR Workloads and locate the vApp you want to migrate.
  3. Call out the Actions pane by clicking the vApp.
  4. Click Failover to select the task.
  5. On the Failover page, use the options to configure the task.



    DR Network

    Select a network from the drop down menu that the protected vApp connects to.

    Failover Seed Data for the vApp

    • Enable the Resync before failover (migrate) to do real-time data migration before failover to the destination site. This is the case of planned failover/migration which ensures that the latest changes of the source vApp are present in the recovered vApp.

    • Select a PIT instance to define the number of instances (snapshots) taken per day. This is the case of unplanned failover/disaster recovery.

    Turn on the target VMs

    Enable it to power on the VM after its recovery.

    Consolidate VM disks

    When enabled, the Failover operation takes longer to complete but allows for a better performance of the recovered VM.

  6. Click Start in the Actions pane to initiate the Failover task.

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


When the Failover task completes successfully, the Actions pane displays a Failed Over state for the vApp. The migrated VM is running in the target site2 and is recovered from site1.

What to do next

You can perform a Reverse task to protect the VM in your cloud site1.

If the Failover task results with an error for any VM in the vApp, select Retry from the Actions pane, specify the network and whether to turn on the target VM, and Start the Failover task.