Are you using just vSphere replication or vSphere replication with Site Recovery Manager ? Test recovery, protection groups, recovery plans are only available when SRM is installed
If you have site recovery manager installed, you do not have to shutdown protected site vCenter to run test.
Hope that helps
Hi @ashilkrishnan, we are using both SRM and vSphere Replication Appliances. For true DR scenario, let's say Protected site has some issues or something like that, we need to perform a complete fail-over of env-t to DR site. In that case for testing purpose I have turned off the vCenter and other Appliances on PR site and try to run the recovery plan from protected site. I find, Test, Run options are grayed out. Any thoughts?
If the protected site powered off, then you can connect to SRM UI at recovery site and perform recovery tasks