For information about installing and upgrading Site Recovery Manager, see Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration.
For the supported upgrade paths for Site Recovery Manager, select Upgrade Path and VMware Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.
If you are running Site Recovery Manager 8.7.0.x, upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 188.8.131.52. See Upgrading Site Recovery Manager in Site Recovery Manager 8.7 Installation and Configuration for instructions about upgrading Site Recovery Manager.
If you use vSphere Replication with Site Recovery Manager 8.7.0.x, upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance to version 184.108.40.206. See the vSphere Replication 220.127.116.11 Release Notes for information about vSphere Replication 18.104.22.168.
VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.5.x was the last general version that supports storage policy protection groups (SPPGs). You must either remove or migrate your SPPGs to regular array-based replication protection groups before upgrading to Site Recovery Manager 8.7.0.x Site Recovery Manager 22.214.171.124 and 8.6.x has a dedicated Storage Policy Protection Group (SPPG) migration tool that you can use to migrate your SPPGs to regular array-based replication protection groups. See, Migrating Storage Policy Protection Groups to Array-Based Replication Protection Groups to learn how to use the tool.
If the vCenter Server instances on the protected and recovery sites are in Enhanced Linked Mode, they must be direct replication partners. Otherwise, upgrade might fail.