Test recoveries allow you to verify that source data is replicated correctly on the target site.
When you initiate a replication task to cloud, Disaster Recovery to Cloud creates a placeholder virtual machine on the target virtual data center. If the replication uses a seed, that seed is the placeholder virtual machine. The placeholder virtual machine is not visible on the network and is not accessible until you recover it or run a test recovery.
During test recovery, Disaster Recovery to Cloud does not create a copy of the recovered virtual machine. When you run a test recovery, the placeholder virtual machine is reconfigured and connected to the selected test network so that you can log in and verify the replication progress.