Test recoveries allow you to verify that source virtual machines are correctly replicated on the Disaster Recovery virtual data center in vCloud Air. You can run a test recovery from vSphere Replication, the vCloud Air portal, or the vCloud Air plug-in. This topic provides information about running a test recovery from the vCloud Air plug-in.

When you run a test recovery, the placeholder virtual machine is reconfigured and connected to the selected test network so that you can log into the virtual machine and verify the replication progress.

If you have run a test recovery for the virtual machine previously, you must clean up the test recovery before you can run another test recovery.

Verify that the status of the replication task allows running a test recovery.

1

Navigate to the Disaster Recovery virtual data center.

a

In the navigation pane on the left, navigate to vCloud Air Services and click Cloud Instances.

A list of cloud instances appears. Disaster Recovery instances are identified by the Disaster Recovery cloud icon.

b

Double-click the Disaster Recovery cloud instance you want to view.

c

Click the Related Objects tab, click the Virtual Data Centers tab, then double-click the Disaster Recovery virtual data center.

Disaster Recovery virtual data centers are identified by the Disaster Recovery virtual data center icon.

2

In the Related Objects tab, click the Virtual Machines tab.

3

Select any virtual machine with the replication status Replication in Progress, which indicates that it is a placeholder virtual machine.

4

Right-click and select All vCloud Air Plug-in Actions > Test.

You can log in to the test virtual machine. After you verify that the test virtual machine appears as expected, clean up the test recovery.