The workflow starts a disaster recovery failover from the protected to the recovery site through the selected recovery plan.

When completing a disaster recovery failover, Site Recovery Manager recovers virtual machines to the recovery site. If an error occurs on the protected site during operations, the disaster recovery failover continues and does not fail.

You can run the Initiate Failover 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 ready, you can run a failover.


  1. Log in to the VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator Client as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows.
  3. In the Filter box, enter Initiate Failover 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 Failover Recovery Plan Workflow Inputs
    Input Description
    Recovery Plan Recovery plan that fails over from the protected to the recovery site.