Azure Site Recovery

What is Azure Site Recovery and how to perform Failover Testing

Azure Site Recovery

Azure Site Recovery is part of a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service. It is like having a backup server. The idea behind Azure Site Recovery is to replicate the on-premise server on the cloud. This is an ongoing process- if you ever face an IT Outage, this can come into play and save the day.


Create a different VNET under the Azure environment for performing the Failover Test.


  1. Go to Virtual Network on the left side of the dashboard

Virtual Network

2. Click on ADD


  • Get the Public IP address to verify the VM’s by login into it. To get the Public IP Got to ALL Resources > Select Add Public IP address


Why perform a failover test?

A test that is run to validate a systems ability to bring operations back to normal during an IT Outage or a server failure and accommodate extra resources.

When the on-premise server gets down you fail over to Azure, post which, Azure VMs are created.


Open the Azure Site Recovery Dashboard


  • Click on the Option of “Test Recommended

  • Select the option of Failover Test by clicking on the ellipses “…”.

Select the option of Failover Test by clicking on


  • Click on Test Failover



  • Select the Recovery Point and Virtual Network which you created for performing the Test.


  • It performs the Test automatically in the background. On Dashboard > Virtual Machines > You will observe, it will be creating the VM.
  • You can assign the Public IP on the automatically created VM and then Connect the RDP /SSH from your end.



  • Under Failover logs, you will observe the status of each ongoing activity.



  • Once you see that all the activities are completed and observe the green checkmark status. Then go ahead and run the “Cleanup Test Failover”.


  • Now to clean up the things which were created during the Test Failover while Testing-


  • Delete the Public IP and Virtual Network which were created earlier. To delete them – All Resource> Select Public IP and virtual network and click on Delete.



  • Once the test is completed for the VM, after a few mins you will see that VM under Performed successfully.



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Sumit Khorava
Sumit Khorava

Sumit is a Network & Systems Engineer and has been a part of us for almost 3 years now. He has a total of 5 years in the IT Field. He is an MS AZ103 and a Six Sigma certified engineer. At Infrassist, he started off by providing support/helpdesk services to one of our US clients. Then he moved to another project from Europe for which he currently manages and does Server and System Maintenance, Backup configuration and maintenance, ESET Management, Azure AD, Manage O365 Portals and their Security and Compliances.

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