The workflow initiates a cancel of failover or test of a recovery plan.

When you cancel a test or recovery, Site Recovery Manager does not start processes, and uses certain rules to stop processes that are in progress. Canceling a failover requires you to rerun the failover. Canceling a test requires you to run a cleanup.
  • Processes that cannot be stopped, such as powering on or waiting for a heartbeat, run to completion before the cancellation finishes.
  • If you cancel, processes that add or remove storage devices are undone by cleanup operations.

The workflow performs a check for the recovery plan state when running. If the recovery plan is in state running, you can cancel a recovery or a test.

Recovery plans are created with a specified direction of protection between the paired sites. You can run an Initiate Cancel Recovery Plan workflow to cancel recovery or test on the recovery (receiving) site.


  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 Cancel 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 Cancel Recovery Plan Workflow Inputs
    Input Description
    Recovery Plan Recovery plan on the remote Site Recovery Manager site in state running.