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


  1. In the vSphere 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 one or more protection groups for the plan to recover, and click Next.
  6. 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.
  7. Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.