When recovering a virtual machine, Site Recovery Manager runs predefined steps in a specific order.

You can use the Set VM Recovery Settings to configure and customize how the virtual machine is recovered. You can add custom steps by using the Command or Prompt inputs available in the workflow.

Table 1. Set VM Recovery Settings workflow inputs



Recovery Plan

Local Site Recovery Manager site recovery plan

Virtual Machine

Virtual machine to configure recovery settings


Virtual machine final power state

Priority Group

Specifies the shut-down and power-on order of virtual machines from highest 1 to lowest 5

Pre and Post power on steps


Command name

Specifies the command name

Command text

Specifies the command or script to run

Command timeout

Sets timeout after execution


Prompt name

Specifies the prompt name

Prompt text

Prompts user to perform task or provides information the user must acknowledge