Restoring the fire drill system to a prepared state
After running a fire drill and verifying the results, use the Fire Drill Wizard as soon as possible to restore the fire drill system at the secondary site to a prepared state. A prepared state is the initial fire drill configuration created by the wizard, in which the fire drill service group has been prepared but is offline.
Restoring the fire drill system to a prepared state is required for any of the following:
Making the secondary system available for failover of the application service group at the primary site
Running another fire drill
Deleting the fire drill configuration after a fire drill has been run
For details on the operations that occur when restoring a fire drill configuration, see the following topics:
To restore the fire drill system to a prepared state
- If you completed running a fire drill and have not exited the wizard, go to step 6.
Otherwise, continue with the next step.
- From the Solutions Configuration Center, start the Fire Drill Wizard (expand Solutions for Additional Applications, expand Fire Drill, expand Configure or run a fire drill, and click Fire Drill Wizard).
- In the Welcome panel, click .
- In the System Selection panel, specify a system in the primary site cluster and click .
The default system is the node where you launched the wizard.
- In the Service Group Selection panel, select the service group that was used for the fire drill and click .
- In the Secondary System Selection panel, specify the system on which the fire drill was run at the secondary site.
- In the Fire Drill Restoration Information panel, review the requirements for restoration and click .
- In the Fire Drill Restoration screen, wait until the screen shows the restoration tasks are completed and click .
- In the Summary screen, click if you want to delete the fire drill configuration. Otherwise click to exit the wizard, leaving the fire drill configuration in a prepared state.