This step is required for a domain controller to be started in a test lab environment. This must always be the first step for the domain controller in a lab group.
This step ensures the VM will reboot to exit DSRM (Directory Services Restore Mode) and therefore will function correctly as a domain controller in the lab.
The Prepare DC for DataLab step has the following parameters, but they are not editable:
Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.
If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a critical VM will halt the plan.
Maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.
Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.
Failback & Undo Failover Action
Defines whether the step will be executed during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.
Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a DataLab.