Testing Cloud Failover Plan

You can test a cloud failover plan to ensure replicated VMs on the cloud host successfully start and can be accessed from external network after failover. When you test a cloud failover plan, Veeam Backup & Replication does not switch from a production VM to its replica. Instead, it reverts every VM replica in the cloud failover plan to the latest restore point, boots the replica operation system, waits for the VM replica to reach a "stabilization point" using the Stabilization by IP algorithm and checks if the VM replica responds to ping requests.

When the test operation is started by the tenant, Veeam Backup & Replication running on the tenant backup server does not communicate with VM replicas on the cloud host directly. Instead, Veeam Backup & Replication passes the command to start the test to the SP backup server, and performs operations with tenant VM replicas from the SP backup server.


You can perform the test operation only for cloud failover plans that contain snapshot-based replicas. This operation is not supported for failover plans that contain CDP replicas.

To test a cloud failover plan:

  1. Open the Home view.
  2. In the inventory pane, expand the Replicas node and click Failover Plans.
  3. In the working area, right-click the necessary cloud failover plan and select Test.

Test Cloud Failover Plan