You can configure a virtual machine in a recovery plan to use a prescribed customization specification, or to run message or command steps when it is recovered.

About this task

Message and command steps added to the recovery steps for a virtual machine operate like message and command steps added to a recovery plan. See Guidelines for Writing Command Steps.

Procedure

  1. Connect the vSphere Client to the vCenter Server instance on the recovery site.
  2. In the Site Recovery Manager interface, click Recovery Plans in the left pane, and click the plan to customize.
  3. Click the Recovery Steps tab or the Virtual Machines tab.
  4. Right-click a virtual machine in the list, and click Configure.
  5. Click IP Settings.

    You can also type a description of the specification you apply. Only the IP properties from the selected specification are applied. If you used the dr-ip-customizer.exe command to customize virtual machines in the recovery plan, you do not need to specify that customization here.

  6. Select the appropriate entry to add a message or command step that runs before the machine is powered on.
  7. Select the appropriate entry to add a message or command step that runs after the machine is powered on.

Results

The customizations that you specify become associated with the protected virtual machine. As a result, the settings are shared between all recovery plans that apply to this virtual machine.

Note:

If you remove the protection of a virtual machine, all recovery customizations are lost.