You used the cleanup workflow to return the recovery plan to the Ready state after the test. The next step is to run a failover recovery plan workflow to perform a disaster recovery of all virtual machines to the recovery site.

Before you begin

  • Connect to Recovery Site B by using the Orchestrator client.

  • Verify that you ran the Login Remote Site workflow for the current Orchestrator client session.

  • Verify that you ran a recovery plan cleanup. See User Scenario: Clean up a Recovery Plan.

  • Verify that the recovery plan is in a Ready state. You can check the state of your recovery plan by running the Get Recovery State workflow or by using the Site Recovery Manager interface. For information about the states of recovery plans, see the Recovery Plan Status Reference topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center and the RecoveryPlanGetInfo section in Site Recovery Manager API Developer's Guide documentation.

About this task

In this scenario you run the YourCo RP recovery plan to perform disaster recovery of the resources on Protected Site A to Recovery Site B.


You run the current workflow on Recovery Site B.

You can observe the progress of the recovery process in your Site Recovery Manager interface. To get a detailed record of the recovery process, you can use the Site Recovery Manager interface to generate a report .

For information about the disaster recovery, see the Performing a Planned Migration or Disaster Recovery By Running a Recovery Plan topic in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center.


  1. Log in to the Orchestrator client as an administrator and select Design or Run from the drop-down menu in the left upper corner.
  2. Click the Workflows view in the Orchestrator client left pane.
  3. Select Library > SRM > Recovery Plans.
  4. Run the Initiate Failover Recovery Plan workflow.
    1. Right-click the workflow and select Start workflow.
    2. Under Plan setting click Not set and select the YourCo RP recovery plan on Recovery Site B to run.
    3. Click Submit.

What to do next

Start a Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow. See User Scenario: Reprotect Your Resources After Recovery