You create a recovery plan to establish how Site Recovery Manager recovers virtual machines.


  1. In the vSphere Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair and click View Details.
  3. Select the Recovery Plans tab, and click New Recovery Plan to create a recovery plan.
  4. Enter a name, description and direction for the plan, select a folder, then click Next.
  5. Select one or more protection groups for the plan to recover, and click Next.
    Screenshot of the Site Recovery UI for selecting the protection groups to add to the recovery plan.
  6. On the Test Network page, click Change, select a network to use during test recovery, and click Next.
    If there are no site-level mappings, the default option Use site-level mapping creates an isolated test network automatically.
  7. Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.