You can perform a planned failover operation for an entire replication group during maintenance on the source sites. Only VMs that are eligible fail over. After a replication group failover, replication operations are disabled for the VMs that failed over. You can perform a replication group failback operation to return replication operations to all source sites in the replication group.
Before You Begin
Create a periodic replication group.
From the navigation pane, go to Disaster Recovery.
The Replication groups page appears.
Under Group name, click a replication group.
The replication group details page appears.
On the Overview tab, in the upper-right area of the page, click Planned failover.
The Planned failover dialog box appears.
Source VMs are powered off.
Backup job runs on source VMs.
Replication job runs.
Replication is disabled for the VMs that failed over.
Destination VMs are powered on.