You can adjust default values for timeouts that occur when you test or run a recovery plan. You might adjust default values if tasks fail to finish because of timeouts.

Several types of timeouts can occur when recovery plan steps run. These timeouts cause the plan to pause for a specified interval to give the step time to finish.

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Click Sites in the left pane, right-click the site on which to change settings, and select Advanced Settings.

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Click recovery.

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Modify the recovery site settings.

Option

Action

Change the IP customization timeout

Type a new value in the recovery.customizationTimeout text box.

Change the default priority for recovering a virtual machine

Type a new value in the recovery.defaultPriority text box.

Enable or disable forced recovery

Select or deselect the recovery.forceRecovery check box. You should only activate forced recovery in cases where a lack of connectivity to the protected site severely affects RTO.

Change the timeout for hosts in a cluster to power on

Type a new value in the recovery.hostPowerOnTimeout text box.

Change the timeout for guest OS to power off

Type a new value in the recovery.powerOffTimeout text box. The new time-out value applies to power-off tasks for virtual machines at the recovery site.

Change the delay after powering on a virtual machine before starting dependent tasks

Type a new value in the recovery.powerOnDelay text box. The new value applies to power-on tasks for virtual machines at the recovery site.

Change the timeout to wait for VMware Tools when powering on virtual machines

Type a new value in the recovery.powerOnTimeout text box. The new power-on value applies to power-on tasks for virtual machines at the recovery site. If protected virtual machines do not have VMware Tools installed, set this value to 0.

Enable or disable skipping the shutdown of the guest OS

Select or deselect the recovery.skipGuestShutdown check box. If protected virtual machines do not have VMware Tools installed and the guest shutdown timeout is not set to 0, you must select this option. If you do not select this option and VMware Tools is not installed, a recovery cannot progress past the step Shutdown VMs at the recovery site.

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Click OK to save your changes.