You create a recovery plan to establish how Site Recovery Manager recovers virtual machines.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Site Recovery > Recovery Plans.
  2. On the Objects tab, click the icon to create a recovery plan.
  3. Enter a name and description for the plan, select a folder, then click Next.
  4. Select the recovery site and click Next.
  5. Select the group type from the menu.

    Option

    Description

    VM protection groups

    Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains array-based replication and vSphere Replication protection groups.

    Storage policy protection groups

    Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains storage policy protection groups.

    The default is VM protection groups.

    Note:

    If using stretched storage, select Storage policy protection groups for the group type.

  6. Select one or more protection groups for the plan to recover, and click Next.
  7. Click the Test Network value, select a network to use during test recovery, and click Next.

    The default option is to create an isolated network automatically.

  8. Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.