After the inaccessible region is back online, prepare vRealize Automation for failback or failover by reprotecting the virtual machines in Site Recovery Manager.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.



    URL for reprotect after failover. https://lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local/ui
    URL for reprotect after failback. https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Site Recovery inventory, on the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local site pane, click Open Site Recovery.
    The Site Recovery page opens.
  3. Log in to the VMware Site Recovery Manager user interface by using the following credentials.
    Setting Value
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
    Note: Authentication is required if the connection between the protected and the recovery sites has been interrupted after the last successful authentication.
  4. On the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local to sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site pair pane, click View details.
  5. On the main navigation bar, click the Recovery plans tab and, in the left pane, navigate to Recovery plans > SDDC Cloud Management RP.
  6. Right-click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan, and select Reprotect.
    The Reprotect - SDDC Cloud Management RP wizard appears. 
  7. On the Confirmation options page, select the check box for confirming that you understand the reprotect operation is irreversible, and click Next.
  8. On the Ready to complete page, review the reprotect information and click Finish.
  9. To monitor the progress of the reprotect ,click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan and on the SDDC Cloud Management RP page, click the Recovery Steps tab.
  10. If the status of the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan changes to Reprotect interrupted, open the Reprotect wizard again and select the Force cleanup check box on the confirmation page.
  11. After the status of the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan changes to Ready, click the History tab and click Export all.
  12. Verify that the history report contains no errors
    The recovery plan can return to the Ready state even if errors occurred during the reprotect operation.
  13. If errors occurred during the reprotect operation, resolve them and run a test recovery to verify that the errors are fixed.
    If you skip resolving the errors and attempt to run a planned migration or disaster recovery later, the recovery of some virtual machines might fail.


After successful reprotect, Site Recovery Manager performs the following actions:
  • Reverses the recovery site and protected site.
  • Creates placeholder copies of the virtual machines of the Cloud Management Platform from the new protected site to the new recovery site.