You can add or remove datastore groups in an array-based replication protection group, or add or remove virtual machines in a vSphere Replication protection group. You can also change the name and description of an array-based or vSphere Replication protection group.

Note

You cannot edit storage policy protection groups after their initial creation. You add virtual machines to or remove virtual machines from an existing storage policy protection group by modifying the storage policy associations of virtual machines in protected datastores. You can only add or remove virtual machines in a storage policy protection group if recovery has never been run on that protection group. For more information, see Limitations of Storage Policy Protection Groups.

You created an array-based replication protection group or a vSphere Replication protection group.

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In the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Protection Groups.

2

Right-click a protection group and select Edit Protection Group.

3

(Optional) Change the name or description of the protection group and click Next.

You cannot change the Location setting.

4

Click Next.

You cannot change the Protected Site or Replication Type settings. For array-based replication protection groups, you cannot change the array pair.

5

Modify the datastore groups or virtual machines that the protection group contains.

For array-based protection groups, select or deselect datastore groups to add them to or remove them from the protection group, and click Next.

For vSphere Replication protection groups, select or deselect virtual machines to add them to or remove them from the protection group, and click Next.

6

Review the settings and click Next to apply the settings.

You cannot revert or cancel the changes while Site Recovery Manager updates the protection group.

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Click Finish to close the wizard.

If you configured site-wide inventory mappings, Site Recovery Manager applies the mappings to the virtual machines that you added to the protection group. If successful, the status for the virtual machines is OK.

Note

When you add datastores or virtual machines to a protection group, inventory mappings only apply to the new virtual machines. For example, if you change inventory mappings, then add a datastore to a protection group that is in the OK state, Site Recovery Manager applies the new mappings to the newly protected virtual machines that reside in the new datastore. The previously protected virtual machines continue to use the old mappings.

If you have not configured site-wide inventory mappings, the status for the protection group is Not Configured and the status for the new virtual machines is Mapping Missing.

If the status of the protection group is Not Configured and the status for the new virtual machines is Mapping Missing, apply inventory mappings to the virtual machines:

To apply site-wide inventory mappings, or to check that inventory mappings that you have already set are valid, see Select Inventory Mappings in Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration. To apply these mappings to all of the virtual machines, see Apply Inventory Mappings to All Members of a Protection Group.

To apply inventory mappings to each virtual machine in the protection group individually, see Configure Inventory Mappings for an Individual Virtual Machine in a Protection Group.