If you no longer require Site Recovery Manager, you must follow the correct procedure to cleanly uninstall Site Recovery Manager.

Installing Site Recovery Manager, creating inventory mappings, protecting virtual machines by creating protection groups, and creating and running recovery plans makes significant changes on both Site Recovery Manager sites. Before you uninstall Site Recovery Manager, you must remove all Site Recovery Manager configurations from both sites in the correct order. If you do not remove all configurations before uninstalling Site Recovery Manager, some Site Recovery Manager components, such as placeholder virtual machines, might remain in your infrastructure.

If you use Site Recovery Manager with vSphere Replication, you can continue to use vSphere Replication after you uninstall Site Recovery Manager.


  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, right-click on a recovery plan and select Delete.
    You cannot delete recovery plans that are running.
  4. Select the Protection Groups tab, click on a protection group, and select the Virtual Machines tab.
  5. Highlight all virtual machines, right-click, and select Remove Protection.
    Removing protection from a virtual machine deletes the placeholder virtual machine from the recovery site. Repeat this operation for all protection groups.
  6. In the Protection Groups tab, right-click a protection group and select Delete .
    You cannot delete a protection group that is included in a recovery plan. You cannot delete vSphere Replication protection groups that contain virtual machines on which protection is still configured.
  7. Select Site Pair > Configure, and remove all inventory mappings.
    1. Click each of the Network Mappings, Folder Mappings, and Resource Mappings tabs.
    2. In each tab, select a site, right-click a mapping, and select Delete.
  8. For both sites, click Placeholder Datastores, right-click the placeholder datastore, and select Remove.
  9. Select Site Pair > Summary, and click Break Site Pair.
  10. Log into the Site Recovery Manager Server host for the on-premises site.
  11. Use Windows Control Panel to uninstall Site Recovery Manager, selecting the option Delete Site Recovery Manager Data.
    Do not uninstall the Site Recovery Manager database before you uninstall Site Recovery Manager.
  12. (Optional) If you use the embedded database, use Windows Control Panel to uninstall the Site Recovery Manager Embedded Database.