You can run a recovery plan under planned circumstances to migrate the virtual machines of vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business from Region A to Region B. You can also run a recovery plan under unplanned circumstances if Region A suffers an unforeseen event that might result in data loss.

About this task


  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.



      User name




  2. From the vSphere Web Home menu, select Site Recovery.
  3. On the Site Recovery home page, click Sites and double-click the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local vCenter Server object to open its site configuration.
  4. Click Recovery Plans and click the vRA-vRO-vRB-RP recovery plan.
  5. On the vRA-vRO-vRB-RP page, click the Monitor tab and click Recovery Steps.
  6. Click the Run Recovery Plan icon to run the recovery plan and initiate the failover of the cloud management platform.

    The Recovery wizard appears.

  7. On the Confirmation options page, configure the following settings and click Next.

    Confirmation Option


    I understand that this process will permanently alter the virtual machines and infrastructure of both the protected and recovery datacenters


    Recovery type

    Planned migration

  8. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish to initiate failover of the cloud management platform.

What to do next

Perform the steps required to verify the operation of and reprotect the system.

  • Verify that vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business VMs are up and function flawlessly after failover. See Validate the Cloud Management Platform in the Operational Verification documentation.

  • Prepare vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator and vRealize Business Server for failback by reprotecting the virtual machines of the vRealize Automation components in Site Recovery Manager. See Reprotect the Cloud Management Platform.