With test failover tasks, you can verify whether the data from the local site is replicated correctly on the remote site.

You perform a test failover for a replication and then delete the test data.

Prerequisites

Verify that the vApp containing the VM is protected on your destination site2.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vCloud Availability for Cloud-to-Cloud DR portal as an organization administrator.
  2. Select the protected vApp that you want to test from either the Incoming Replications or the Outgoing Replications pane.
  3. Click Test Failover.

    The Test Failover wizard opens.

  4. Required: In the Recovery Settings tab, use the options to configure the test task and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Power On recovered vApps

    Power on the VMs on the destination site.

    Connect recovered VMs to test network

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

  5. In the Recovery Instance pane, select the recovery point in time option and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Synchronize all VMs to their current state

    Creates an instance of the powered on vApp with its latest changes and use that instance for the Test Failover operation.

    Manually select existing instance

    Allows you to select an instance without synchronizing the data for the recovered vApp.

  6. In the Ready To Complete tab, review the test details and click Finish to initiate the Test Failover task.

    You can monitor the progress of the task in the Incoming Replications or the Outgoing Replications pane.

Results

A successful completion of the task results with a Test Image Ready Recovery state for the vApp and its virtual machines in the Incoming Replications or the Outgoing Replications pane.

What to do next

From the Incoming Replications or the Outgoing Replications pane, you do failover, test cleanup, edit the configurations previously set for the replication, or delete the vApp replication. If you delete the replication, it is no longer protected by the solution, and disappears from the vApps list.