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Performing a Test Boot

You can recover a virtual machine at the destination using the Test Boot option for a disaster recovery (DR) test.

When you request a test boot, you can use the latest updates or select a specific recovery point.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Disaster recovery > Replication Monitor.

    The Replication Monitor page appears.

  2. On the Continuous tab, in the Actions column for a replication pair, click the action button action_button, and then select Create test boot.

    The Test boot dialog box appears.

  3. In the New virtual machine name box, enter the name for the VM.
  4. For New virtual machine expiration time, you can modify the default value of 2 hours.
  5. For Recovery type, select one of the following values:
    • Oldest point in time: Perform the boot from the current version of the destination VM.

      This is the only supported value for Live recovery. Other values are available only for Granular recovery.

    • Select from graph: Click a recovery point in the graph.
    • Recovery point time: Select this option, and then select a recovery point from the Select recovery point list.
    • Application consistent recovery point time: Select this option, and then select a recovery point from the Select recovery point list.

      This option is available only if you configured the replication pair to create application-consistent recovery points.

  6. To restore to a specific host, select Override boot options, and then provide the following information:
    • For Destination host, enter the host name or click Browse to select an ESX host.

      Select an ESX server from a cluster that meets continuous replication requirements. The ESX server must have access to the same datastore as the VM selected for the test boot operation.

    • From the Destination network list, select a network or Not Connected.
  7. Click Save.

Last modified: 5/7/2020 6:36:21 PM