To guarantee a recovery in the event of disruption at your source site, you should test a placeholder virtual machine to ensure its integrity is intact.

Verify that a test network was configured.

See About Networks for the Disaster Recovery Service for information.

You have the correct user permissions to perform the test.

See Assign a User to the Roles for Disaster Recovery for information.

1

Click the Virtual Machine tab.

The table of virtual machines appears.

2

Select the virtual machine placeholder you want to test.

3

Click Test.

A confirmation dialog box appears.

4

Click Continue.

Testing a placeholder creates a test virtual machine using replicated data, reconfigures the test virtual machine to connect to the test network, and applies guest customization to the virtual machine.

A successful test powers on the virtual machine. In the Virtual Machines table, the Recovery Status changes from Placeholder to Test Complete.