After you complete the initial fire drill preparation step using the Fire Drill Wizard, you can run the fire drill immediately without exiting the wizard or run the wizard later to run the fire drill.
Running the fire drill does the following:
Creates the snapshots
Enables the firedrill resources
Brings the fire drill service group online
Optionally, executes a specified command to run a script
For details on the operations that occur when running a fire drill, refer to the following topics:
After running the fire drill, the fire drill service group remains online. After you verify the fire drill results, run the wizard again to restore the system to the prepared state. Otherwise, if the fire drill service group remains online, it could cause failures in your environment. For example, if the application service group were to fail over to the node hosting the fire drill service group, there would be resource conflicts, resulting in both service groups faulting.
To run a fire drill
Otherwise, if you need to restart the wizard, continue with the next step.
If the fire drill configuration is in a prepared state, the wizard compares the resources of the fire drill service group with the resources of the application service group.
Choose one of the following:
Leave the option checked to re-create the configuration before running the fire drill and click Next. You complete additional steps in the wizard before running the fire drill.
To run the fire drill on the existing configuration, clear the option to re-create the fire drill service group and click Next.
The Summary panel displays the message that the fire drill is complete. You can leave the wizard running while you verify the results or exit the wizard.
To exit the wizard, click Finish.