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

1

In the vSphere Web Client, select Site Recovery > Recovery Plans.

2

On the Objects tab, click the icon to create a recovery plan.

3

Enter a name and description for the plan, select a folder, then click Next.

4

Select the recovery site and click Next.

5

Select the group type from the menu.

Option

Description

VM protection groups

Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains array-based replication and vSphere Replication protection groups.

Storage policy protection groups

Select this option to create a recovery plan that contains storage policy protection groups.

The default is VM protection groups.

Note

If using stretched storage, select Storage policy protection groups for the group type.

6

Select one or more protection groups for the plan to recover, and click Next.

7

Click the Test Network value, select a network to use during test recovery, and click Next.

The default option is to create an isolated network automatically.

8

Review the summary information and click Finish to create the recovery plan.