You perform several tasks to upgrade Site Recovery Manager.

Because of update release schedules, upgrading to certain Site Recovery Manager 6.1.x update releases is not supported for all 6.0.x releases. For information about supported upgrade paths, see Upgrade Path > VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php? before you upgrade.

Important

Upgrading from Site Recovery Manager 5.x to Site Recovery Manager 6.1 is not supported. Upgrade Site Recovery Manager 5.x to a Site Recovery Manager 6.0.x release before you upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.1. See Upgrading Site Recovery Manager in the Site Recovery Manager 6.0 documentation for information about upgrading to 6.0.x.

You must perform the upgrade tasks in order. Complete all of the upgrade tasks on the protected site first, then complete the tasks on the recovery site.

1

You must upgrade certain components of your vSphere environment before you upgrade Site Recovery Manager.

2

Before you upgrade Site Recovery Manager, you must perform preparatory tasks on both Site Recovery Manager sites and verify that you have certain information.

3

An in-place upgrade provides a quick way to upgrade Site Recovery Manager Server without changing the information that you provided for the previous installation.

4

You can upgrade Site Recovery Manager and migrate Site Recovery Manager Server to a different host than the previous Site Recovery Manager Server installation.

5

You must configure the upgraded components to establish a working Site Recovery Manager installation.

6

To revert to a previous release of Site Recovery Manager, you must uninstall Site Recovery Manager from the protected and recovery sites. You can then reinstall the previous release.