Performing Test Failover with networking disabled
The Test Failover operation can be performed from the Scheduled Jobs and On Demand Jobs nodes of the My Jobs view.
The following describes the default Test Failover operation. To perform a test failover with networking enabled, see Performing Test Failover with networking enabled.
The test failover process begins, and a job is added to the Current Jobs node.
The snapshots made are reverted.
The network card is “Connect at Power On,” which prepares the replica VM for failover.
The VM returns to its dormant state.
Performing Test Failover with networking enabled
Performing a test failover with the network enabled has the potential to negatively affect your production environment. For this reason, this method of test failover is not recommended. The recommended method is Performing Test Failover with networking disabled.
To perform network-enabled test failover, complete the following tasks:
Enabling network-enabled Test Failover
This feature is enabled by way of the configuration file for the vRanger client, Vizioncore.vRanger.Client.Shell.exe.config. This file is located in the vRanger installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger.
|Open the Vizioncore.vRanger.Client.Shell.exe.config
file with your text editor of choice.
|Change the value for ShowTestFailoverDialog
, ensuring the quotation marks remain.
Performing a network-enabled Test Failover
After it is enabled, you are prompted to perform a test failover; you can do so with or without networking enabled during the test.
|Continue with networking on the replica disabled
: When performing a test failover with networking disabled, the replica VM is powered on with the network adapter disconnected. This option protects the production environment, but eliminates the ability of testing your replica VM as part of a larger environment.