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, Orchestrator uses DataLabs created in the Veeam Backup & Replication console. These DataLabs provide an isolated environment in which Orchestrator performs verification tests.
After you create a DataLab on a Veeam Backup & Replication server connected to your Orchestrator server, you must configure a connection to the VMware Server used to manage the lab, as described in section Connecting VMware vSphere Servers. Otherwise, Orchestrator will not be able to discover the DataLab and make it available in the Orchestrator UI. Note that the data synchronization process between Orchestrator and the Veeam Backup & Replication server may take several minutes to complete.
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