Before you can use VMware Site Recovery™, you must activate the service on VMware Cloud™ on AWS, prepare your on-premises environment, and connect your protected on-premises site with the recovery site on VMware Cloud™ on AWS.

Activate the VMware Site Recovery™ Service

Prepare Your On-Premises Environment

Start Using the VMware Site Recovery™ Service

You are now ready to use VMware Site Recovery™.

  • Configure replication on the virtual machines to protect. See Replicating Virtual Machines in the VMware Site Recovery Administration documentation.

  • Create and Manage Protection Groups. A protection group is a collection of virtual machines that Site Recovery Manager protects together. You can include one or more protection groups in a recovery plan. See Creating and Managing Protection Groups in the VMware Site Recovery Administration documentation.

  • Create, test, and run recovery plans. A recovery plan is like an automated runbook. It controls every step of the recovery process, including the order in which Site Recovery Manager powers on and powers off virtual machines, the network addresses that recovered virtual machines use, and so on. Recovery plans are flexible and customizable. A recovery plan includes one or more protection groups. You can include a protection group in more than one recovery plan. See Creating, Testing, and Running Recovery Plans and Configuring a Recovery Plan in the VMware Site Recovery Administration documentation.

  • After Site Recovery Manager performs a recovery, you can perform a failback to restore the original configuration of the protected and recovery sites. See Perform a Failback in the VMware Site Recovery Administration documentation.