If you change advanced recovery settings on a protected virtual machine, you must reconfigure the virtual machine for the settings to take effect.

About this task

You can more efficiently configure recovery settings in a recovery plan if you target a single setting or a single virtual machine. In some cases, you can apply a setting only this way, for example, if you change settings in a disaster recovery or incomplete recovery scenario.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select Site Recovery > Recovery Plans.
  2. Select the recovery plan to which the virtual machine belongs.
  3. On the Related Objects tab, click Virtual Machines.
  4. Right-click a virtual machine and click Configure Recovery.
  5. Make the changes you want to the recovery properties settings.
  6. Click OK.

What to do next

To apply recovery settings to virtual machines in a Protection Group, see Apply Recovery Settings to Virtual Machines in a Protection Group.