To validate your DR plans without impacting the production infrastructure, you can configure automatic scheduled testing for the verification of VM backups, replicas, applications and storage snapshots. For this purpose, VAO uses DataLabs created in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. These DataLabs provide an isolated environment in which VAO performs verification tests.
After you create a DataLab on a Veeam Backup & Replication server connected to your VAO server, you must configure a connection to the VMware Server used to manage the lab, as described in section Connecting VMware vSphere Servers. Otherwise, VAO will not be able to discover the DataLab and make it available in the VAO UI. Note that the data synchronization process between VAO and the Veeam Backup & Replication server may take several minutes to complete.
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