You can manually initiate a failover and have the Passive node become the Active node.
A vCenter HA cluster supports two types of failover.
The Passive node attempts to take over the active role in case of an Active node failure.
The user can force a Passive node to take over the active role by using the Initiate Failover action.
Initiate a manual failover for troubleshooting and testing.
- Log in to the Active node vCenter Server Appliance with the vSphere Web Client and click Configure.
- Under Settings select vCenter HA and click Initiate Failover.
- Click Yes to start the failover.
A dialog offers you the option to force a failover without synchronization. In most cases, performing synchronization first is best.
- After the failover, you can verify that the Passive node has the role of the Active node in the vSphere Web Client.