You assign specific permissions to a vSphere Replication user, so that they can perform only recovery operations.


  • Verify that you have two sites connected and replication configured between them.
  • Verify that you have another user account for the target site apart from the Administrator user.


  1. Log in as the Administrator user on the target site.
  2. Select vCenter > Permissions and assign to a different user account the VRM virtual machine recovery user role with the propagate option.
  3. Log in as that user on the target site.
  4. On the home page, click Site Recovery and click Open Site Recovery.
  5. On the Site Recovery home page, select a site pair and click View Details.
  6. Click the Replications tab and select Incoming.
  7. Select a replication from the list.
  8. To finish the recovery, click the Recover icon and follow the prompts.