Step 5. Track Test Progress

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    The lab will power on, start lab groups and begin testing the plan. To track the lab progress, switch to the DataLab Details page.

    During the plan testing process, VAO will create temporary clones of destination storage volumes using the NetApp FlexClone technology. You can tell the resulting FlexClone volumes by the _VAOLAB suffix appended to their names. To allow VAO to create a clone of a destination volume, make sure the aggregate of the volume is assigned to the storage virtual machine that manages the volume. To learn how to assign aggregates to storage virtual machines, see the NetApp ONTAP Documentation Center.


    If the lab halts, the plan will fail to be tested. To learn how to resume plan testing, see Managing Halted Storage Plans.

    As soon as the test is over, the DataLab Test Report will be generated. The plan and the DataLab will be powered off or will keep running, depending on the power options chosen in the Run DataLab Test wizard.


    Even if you have enabled the Test and keep powered on for a specific period of time option, the test will be considered to be completed when all plan steps have been run. The DataLab Test Report will be generated at that point.

    If you want to receive notifications on errors that occur while powering off the DataLab, you must connect an SMTP server, add recipients and subscribe to DataLab Test reports as described in section Configuring Notification Settings.