Running a Failover Immediately


You can run a failover immediately after you configure a failover group in the wizard.

About This Task

  • You can perform a failback job on a failover group only if these conditions are met:

    • All the VMs in a failover group belong to the same schedule

    • At least one of the VMs in the failover group is eligible for failback

  • If the failback operation is not available from the failover group, you can perform a failback on single VMs from the Live Sync Monitor.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, click Dev-Test & DR > Failover Groups.

    The Failover Groups tab appears.

  2. Under Group Name, right-click a group and click All Tasks > Failover, and then select the appropriate option:

    • To test the failover destination machine by bringing it online, click Test Boot VM.

    • To run a planned failover, click Planned Failover.

    • To run an unplanned failover, click Unplanned Failover.

    • To run a failback when Live Sync is disabled, click Failback.

      The Confirmation dialog box appears.

  3. Click OK.

    You can track the progress of the job in the Job Controller tab.

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