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

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


In the vSphere Client, select the Hosts & Clusters view.


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

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.