Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions (SFW HA) provides a Fire Drill Wizard to help you set up and run a fire drill on a disaster recovery environment. You launch the Fire Drill Wizard from the Solutions Configuration Center.
The Fire Drill Wizard tests the fault readiness of a disaster recovery configuration by mimicking a failover from the primary site to the secondary site. The wizard does this without stopping the application at the primary site and disrupting user access.
The Fire Drill Wizard supports conducting a fire drill for a disaster recovery site that uses Volume Replicator (Volume Replicator) or that uses Hitachi TrueCopy or EMC SRDF hardware replication.
In the Hitachi TrueCopy or EMC SRDF environments, the Fire Drill Wizard supports only the Gold configuration. For the Silver or Bronze configuration, you must manage (create, restore, delete) the fire drill configurations and run the fire drills manually. For further information about the Gold, Silver, and Bronze configurations, refer to the following documents:
Cluster Server Hardware Replication Agent for Hitachi TrueCopy Configuration Guide
Cluster Server Hardware Replication Agent for EMC SRDF Configuration Guide
After upgrading to 6.0.1 or later, the existing fire drill service groups will not be usable. In a Hitachi TrueCopy or EMC SRDF environment, you must manually edit the existing fire drill service groups. In a Volume Replicator environment, you must use the Fire Drill Wizard to re-create them. For more information, see the Veritas InfoScale Installation and Upgrade Guide.