After you enter the information required to prepare a fire drill configuration, the Fire Drill Preparation panel is displayed. You wait while the wizard completes the preparation tasks.
The fire drill service group is created on the secondary site (but remains offline).
In addition, for a Volume Replicator replication environment, the snapshot mirrors for the volumes are prepared; this can take some time. You may want to minimize the wizard while the task runs in the background. You can also track the mirror preparation progress in the VEA. When done, the wizard displays a message that the fire drill preparation is complete. If the wizard is completing the preparation steps as part of re-creating a fire drill configuration, snapshot mirrors are prepared only for new volumes.