The workflow starts a reprotect process to protect the virtual machines on the recovery site after a failover has been completed.

You can initiate a reprotect process only if the recovery finishes without errors and the originally protected site is operational. Reverse folder, network, and resource mappings must exist from the original recovery to the original protected sites. During a reprotect process, Site Recovery Manager reverses the direction of protection, then forces a synchronization of the storage from the new protected site to the new recovery site.

You can run the Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow on the recovery site.

The workflow performs a check for the recovery plan state when running. If the recovery plan is in state failedOver, you can run a reprotect workflow.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Client as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows.
  3. In the Filter box, enter Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan and click Enter.
  4. Click the workflow and click Run.
  5. Enter the input parameters that the workflow requires, and click Run.
    Table 1. Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan Workflow Inputs
    Input Description
    Recovery Plan Recovery plan that is failed over from the protected to the recovery site.