If you put the ESXi host on the recovery site into maintenance mode during a planned migration, the planned migration fails.

Problem

Planned migration fails with the error Error - The operation is not allowed in the current state of the host.

Cause

Site Recovery Manager cannot power on virtual machines on the recovery site when the ESXi host on the recovery site is in maintenance mode.

Results

Exit maintenance mode on the ESXi host on the recovery site and rerun the planned migration.