You can adjust the automatic protection settings to modify how Site Recovery Manager handles the automatic protection of virtual machines.

Procedure

  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. In the left pane, click Configure > Advanced Settings > Automatic Protection.
  4. Select a site and click Edit to modify the automatic protection settings.
    Option Action
    Enable or disable the automatic protection for array-based replication protection groups. The default value is true. Move the slider to change the value of autoprotect.abrEnabled.
    Configure the backoff delay value in seconds. The default value is 60 seconds. This setting determines the interval between two automatic protection attempts equal to currentRetryAttempt * retryBackOffDelay. Enter a new value in the autoprotect.retryBackoffDelay text box.
    Configure the number of retry attempts for a failed automatic protection operation. The default number is 5. Enter a new value in the autoprotect.retryCount text box.
    Set the local account that Site Recovery Manager uses to check the local vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager permissions when applying automatic protection to virtual machines and virtual machine templates. Enter a new value in the autoprotect.username text box. When left empty, Site Recovery Manager uses a default user.
    Enable or disable the automatic protection for vVols protection groups. The default value is true. Move the slider to change the value of autoprotect.vvolEnabled.
  5. To save your changes, click OK.