Failover testing is an essential component in disaster recovery planning. You can use the Disaster Recovery wizard to perform non-disruptive testing of your disaster recovery system. During a test failover operation, all the steps are the same as for failover, but instead of be started after they have been recovered to the DR site, the VMs and vApps are placed in a paused state. At the end of a test failover operation, all VMs, vApps and storage recreated on the DR site are automatically removed.
After initial DR configuration, and after you make significant configuration changes in a DR-enabled pool, we recommend that you verify that failover still works correctly by performing a test failover.
To perform a test failover of VMs and vApps to a secondary site: