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

Types of vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager Upgrades

Upgrade Type

Description

Supported

In-place upgrade of Site Recovery Manager

The simplest upgrade path. This path involves upgrading the vCenter Server instances associated with Site Recovery Manager before upgrading Site Recovery Manager Server. Run the new version of the Site Recovery Manager installer on the existing Site Recovery Manager Server host machine, connecting to the existing database.

Yes

Upgrade Site Recovery Manager with migration

This path involves upgrading the vCenter Server instances associated with Site Recovery Manager before upgrading Site Recovery Manager Server. To migrate Site Recovery Manager to a different host or virtual machine as part of the Site Recovery Manager upgrade, stop the existing Site Recovery Manager Server. Do not uninstall the previous release of Site Recovery Manager Server and make sure that you retain the database contents. Run the new version of the Site Recovery Manager installer on the new host or virtual machine, connecting to the existing database.

Yes

New vCenter Server installation with migration of Site Recovery Manager

Create new installations of vCenter Server and migrate Site Recovery Manager Server to these new vCenter Server instances.

No. You cannot migrate Site Recovery Manager Server to a new installation of vCenter Server. Site Recovery Manager requires unique object identifiers on the vCenter Server that are not available if you use a new vCenter Server installation. To use a new vCenter Server installation you must create a new Site Recovery Manager Server installation.