You can induce the failure of a Secondary VM to test the Fault Tolerance protection provided for a selected Primary VM.

This option is unavailable (dimmed) if the virtual machine is powered off.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, browse to the Primary VM for which you want to conduct the test.

2

Right-click the virtual machine and select Fault Tolerance > Test Restart Secondary.

3

View details about the test in the Task Console.

This task results in the termination of the Secondary VM that provided Fault Tolerance protection for the selected Primary VM. A new Secondary VM is started, placing the Primary VM back in a Protected state.