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


  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web 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 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.
  6. From the Test Network drop-down menu, select a network to use during test recovery, and click Next.

    If there are no site-level mappings, the default option Isolated network (auto created) creates an isolated test network automatically.

  7. Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.