Site Recovery Manager supports in-place upgrade and upgrade with migration.

Table 1. Types of Site Recovery Manager Upgrade
Upgrade Type Description Supported
In-place upgrade of Site Recovery Manager
  1. (Optional) Upgrade the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server instances associated with Site Recovery Manager.
  2. Run the new version of the Site Recovery Manager installer on the existing Site Recovery Manager Server host machine, connecting to the existing database.
Yes
Upgrade Site Recovery Manager with migration
  1. (Optional) Upgrade the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server instances associated with Site Recovery Manager.
  2. Stop the existing Site Recovery Manager Server. Keep the old version of Site Recovery Manager Server and make sure that you retain the database contents.
  3. Run the new version of the Site Recovery Manager installer on the new host or virtual machine, connecting to the existing Platform Services Controller and database.
Yes
New vCenter Server installation with migration of Site Recovery Manager Create new installations of vCenter Server and migrate Site Recovery Manager Server to these new vCenter Server instances. No.

Site Recovery Manager requires unique object identifiers on the vCenter Server that are not available if you use a new vCenter Server installation. To use a new vCenter Server installation, you must create a new Site Recovery Manager Server installation.