After you test a recovery for a placeholder virtual machine, return the virtual machine to the ready state by running a cleanup. Cleaning up a test recovery releases resources consumed by the test and prepares for the next test, planned migration, or disaster recovery.

You can run a cleanup from the vSphere Web Client at your source site or from vCloud Air regardless of where you initiated the preceding test.

Verify that you tested the placeholder virtual machine.

You have the correct user permissions to clean up the test.


Click the Virtual Machines tab.

The table of virtual machines appears.


Select the tested recovery you want to clean up.


Click Cleanup.

A confirmation dialog box appears.


Click Continue.

Running a clean up after a test resets the test recovery for the virtual machine by performing these tasks:

Powers off the test virtual machine.

Replaces the test virtual machine with a placeholder, preserving the virtual machine identity and configuration information.

Cleans up replicated storage snapshots that the virtual machine used during testing.

Resets the Recovery Status from Test to Placeholder.