You create a recovery plan to establish how Site Recovery Manager recovers virtual machines.


  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair, and click View Details.
  3. Click the Recovery Plans tab, and click New to create a recovery plan.
  4. Enter a name, description, and direction for the plan, select a folder, and click Next.
    Note: The name of the recovery plan must be different than the name of the selected folder.
  5. Select the group type from the menu.
    Option Action
    Protection groups for individual VMs or datastore groups

    Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains array-based replication and vSphere Replication protection groups.

    Storage policy protection groups

    Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains storage policy protection groups.

    If you are using stretched storage, select this option.

  6. Select one or more protection groups for the plan to recover, and click Next.
  7. From the Test Network drop-down menu, select a network to use during test recovery, and click Next.
    If there are no site-level mappings, the default option Use site-level mapping creates an isolated test network.
  8. Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.