You can upgrade existing Site Recovery Manager installations. The Site Recovery Manager upgrade process preserves existing information about Site Recovery Manager configurations.

Due to update release schedules, upgrading to certain 5.5.x releases is not supported for all 5.0.x and 5.1.x releases. Check Solution Upgrade Path > VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php? before you upgrade, to ensure that your upgrade path is supported.

Important

Upgrade versions of Site Recovery Manager earlier than 5.0 to a Site Recovery Manager 5.0.x release before you upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 5.5.x. Upgrading vCenter Server directly from 4.1.x to 5.5 is a supported upgrade path. However, upgrading Site Recovery Manager directly from 4.1.x to 5.5.x is not a supported upgrade path. When upgrading a vCenter Server 4.1.x instance that includes a Site Recovery Manager installation, you must upgrade vCenter Server to version 5.0.x before you upgrade Site Recovery Manager to 5.0.x. If you upgrade vCenter Server from 4.1.x to 5.5 directly, when you attempt to upgrade Site Recovery Manager from 4.1.x to 5.0.x, the Site Recovery Manager upgrade fails. Site Recovery Manager 5.0.x cannot connect to a vCenter Server 5.5 instance.

For the supported upgrade paths for other Site Recovery Manager releases, see the release notes for those releases. Alternatively, see the Solution Upgrade Path section of the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php?.

To revert to Site Recovery Manager 5.0.x or 5.1.x after upgrading to Site Recovery Manager 5.5, see Revert to a Previous Release of Site Recovery Manager.

The Site Recovery Manager upgrade procedure preserves information from existing installations.

Upgrading Site Recovery Manager requires that you upgrade vCenter Server. Site Recovery Manager supports different upgrade configurations.

You must upgrade the components in your vSphere and Site Recovery Manager environment in the correct order.

You perform several tasks to upgrade Site Recovery Manager.

To revert to a previous release of Site Recovery Manager, you must uninstall Site Recovery Manager from the protected and recovery sites and uninstall any instances of the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in. You can then reinstall the previous release.