The workflow starts a planned migration failover from the protected to the recovery site through the selected recovery plan. When completing a planned migration failover, Site Recovery Manager migrates virtual machines to the recovery site and attempts to shut down corresponding virtual machines on the protected site. If errors occur on the protected site, the planned migration operation stops so that you can resolve the errors and rerun the plan.

Recovery plans are created with a specified direction of protection between the paired sites. You can run Initiate Planned Migration Recovery Plan workflow on the recovery (receiving) site.

Table 1. Initiate Planned Migration Recovery Plan workflow inputs



Recovery Plan

Recovery plan on the recovery Site Recovery Manager site