The operation of Site Recovery Manager depends on several services that run on the Site Recovery Manager Server host machine.

Table 1. Services that Site Recovery Manager Requires
Service Name Startup Time Description
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server Automatic Provides the core Site Recovery Manager functions.
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Embedded Database Automatic, if you use the embedded database. The vPostgres server for the Site Recovery Manager embedded database.
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Client Automatic Provides VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Client (Tomcat, HTML5 user interface) functionality.
Server Automatic Windows service that supports file sharing over the network.
Workstation Automatic Windows service that creates and maintains connections to remote servers.
Protected Storage Automatic Windows services that store sensitive data.