You can induce a failover situation for a selected Primary VM to test your Fault Tolerance protection.

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 test failover.

2

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

3

View details about the failover in the Task Console.

This task induces failure of the Primary VM to ensure that the Secondary VM replaces it. A new Secondary VM is also started placing the Primary VM back in a Protected state.