You can configure custom recovery steps to prompt users to perform tasks for a virtual machine before and after the virtual machine powers on.

Site Recovery Manager associates message prompt steps with a protected virtual machine in the same way as customization information. If different recovery plans contain the same virtual machine, the commands and prompts are the same.

You have a recovery plan to which to add custom steps.

1

Click Recovery Plans in the left pane, and select a recovery plan.

2

Click the Virtual Machines tab.

3

Right-click a virtual machine and click Configure.

4

Select Pre-Power On Steps or Post Power On Steps in the left pane, and click Add.

5

Select Prompt.

6

In the Name text box, type a name for the step.

7

In the Content text box, type the prompt message.

8

Click OK to add the step to the recovery plan.

9

Click OK to reconfigure the virtual machine to prompt the user with a message before or after it powers on.