The Site Recovery Manager upgrade procedure preserves information from existing installations.

Site Recovery Manager preserves settings and configurations that you created for the previous release.

  • Datastore groups
  • Protection groups
  • Inventory mappings
  • Recovery plans
  • IP customizations for individual virtual machines
  • Custom roles and their memberships
  • Site Recovery Manager object permissions in vSphere
  • Custom alarms and alarm actions
  • Test plan histories
  • Security certificates
  • Mass IP customization files (CSVs)
Important: During an upgrade, Site Recovery Manager preserves only protection groups and recovery plans that are in a valid state.

Site Recovery Manager License

Site Recovery Manager preserves the license only during an upgrade within the same version, for example, from version 8.3.0.x to version 8.3.1, or from version to version During an upgrade to a different version, for example, from 8.4 to 8.5 or later, Site Recovery Manager reverts to an evaluation license. After the upgrade, you must reinstall your Site Recovery Manager license key.