You perform several sets of tasks to create, test, and run a recovery plan.

1

You create a recovery plan to establish how Site Recovery Manager recovers virtual machines.

2

You can edit a recovery plan to change the properties that you specified when you created it. You can edit recovery plans from the protected site or from the recovery site.

3

Site Recovery Manager can suspend virtual machines on the recovery site during a recovery and a test recovery.

4

When you test a recovery plan, Site Recovery Manager runs the recovery plan on a test network and a temporary snapshot of replicated data at the recovery site. Site Recovery Manager does not disrupt operations at the protected site.

5

After you test a recovery plan, you can return the recovery plan to the Ready state by running a cleanup operation.

6

When you run a recovery plan, Site Recovery Manager migrates all virtual machines in the recovery plan to the recovery site. Site Recovery Manager attempts to shut down the corresponding virtual machines on the protected site.