Welcome to the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation page.

You can access the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation for current and previous releases in HTML and PDF by using the table of contents on the left side of the page.

About VMware Site Recovery Manager

VMware Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site.

You can use Site Recovery Manager to implement different types of recovery from the protected site to the recovery site.

Planned migration is the orderly migration of virtual machines from the protected site to the recovery site. Planned migration prevents data loss when migrating workloads in an orderly fashion. For planned migration to succeed, both sites must be running and fully functional.

Disaster recovery does not require that both sites be up and running, and it can be initiated in the event of the protected site going offline unexpectedly. During a disaster recovery operation, failure of operations on the protected site is reported, but otherwise ignored.

Site Recovery Manager orchestrates the recovery process with the replication mechanisms, to minimize data loss and system downtime.

To learn more about Site Recovery Manager, visit the product page.

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