By testing a recovery plan, you ensure that the virtual machines that the plan protects recover correctly to the recovery site. If you do not test recovery plans, a disaster recovery situation might not recover all virtual machines, resulting in data loss.
Test a Recovery Plan When you test a recovery plan, Site Recovery Manager runs the virtual machines of the recovery plan on a test network and on a temporary snapshot of replicated data at the recovery site. Site Recovery Manager does not disrupt operations at the protected site.
Clean Up After Testing a Recovery Plan After you test a recovery plan, you can return the recovery plan to the Ready state by running a cleanup operation. You must complete the cleanup operation before you can run a failover or another test.
Run a Recovery Plan When you run a recovery plan, Site Recovery Manager migrates all virtual machines in the recovery plan to the recovery site. Site Recovery Manager attempts to shut down the corresponding virtual machines on the protected site.
Cancel a Test or Recovery You can cancel a recovery plan test whenever the status is test in progress or failover in progress.