You perform several tasks to upgrade Site Recovery Manager for Windows.

For information about supported upgrade paths, see Upgrade Path > VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php? before you upgrade.

Upgrading from Site Recovery Manager 5.8.x to Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is not supported.
  1. You must first upgrade Site Recovery Manager from 5.8.x to 6.0.x.
  2. After upgrading Site Recovery Manager to 6.0.x, you must reconfigure the pairing between the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected and the recovery site.
  3. Upgrade Site Recovery Manager from 6.0.x to 6.1.2.x.
  4. After upgrading Site Recovery Manager to 6.1.2.x, you must reconfigure the pairing between the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected and the recovery site.
  5. Upgrade Site Recovery Manager from 6.1.2.x to 8.1.1 or 8.1.2.
  6. After upgrading Site Recovery Manager to 8.1.1 or 8.1.2, you must reconfigure the pairing between the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected and the recovery site.
Upgrading from Site Recovery Manager 6.0.x to Site Recovery Manager 8.3 is not supported.
  1. Upgrade Site Recovery Manager 6.0.x to Site Recovery Manager 6.1.2.x. See Upgrading Site Recovery Manager in the Site Recovery Manager 6.1 documentation for information about upgrading to 6.1.x.
  2. After upgrading Site Recovery Manager to 6.1.2.x, you must reconfigure the pairing between the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected and the recovery site.
  3. Upgrade Site Recovery Manager from 6.1.2.x to 8.1.1 or 8.1.2.
  4. After upgrading Site Recovery Manager to 8.1.1 or 8.1.2, you must reconfigure the pairing between the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected and the recovery site.

You must perform the upgrade tasks in order. Complete all of the upgrade tasks on the protected site first, then complete the tasks on the recovery site.