You added the protection group to the recovery plan. The next step is to configure the virtual machine recovery settings such as priority, power state, and recovery prompt messages. The priority defines the order in which Site Recovery Manager plug-in powers the virtual machines on or off.

In this scenario you set the power on order of the virtual machines and pre-power on prompt messages. YourCo App VM and YourCo Web VM depend on the database, so YourCo DB VM must power on first , YourCo App VM second, and YourCo Web VM last.

Note

You run the current workflow on Protected Site A.

Connect to Protected Site A by using the Orchestrator client.

Verify that you ran the Login Remote Site workflow for the current Orchestrator client session.

Add the protection group to the recovery plan. See User Scenario: Add a Protection Group to a Recovery Plan.

1

In the Orchestrator client left pane, click the Workflows view.

2

Select Library > SRM > Recovery Plans.

3

Run the Set VM Recovery Settings workflow for YourCo DB VM, YourCo App VM, and YourCo Web VM.

a

Right-click the workflow and select Start workflow.

b

Under the Recovery Plan setting, click Not set and select YourCo RP.

c

Under the VM setting, click Not Set, select the virtual machine that you want to configure, and click Next.

d

Under the Power setting, click Not Set, in the Filter text box type powered, and select poweredOn for the replicated virtual machine final power state.

To use this feature, your VMs must use VMware Tools.

e

Click Next.

f

Under Priority Group setting click Not Set, in the Filter text box type priority, and select the priority for the virtual machine.

Set the following priority for the virtual machines.

Virtual Machine Name

Priority Group

YourCo DB VM

Priority 1

YourCo App VM

Priority 2

YourCo Web VM

Priority 3

g

Click Next.

h

(Optional) Set a pre power on step to prompt users or Site Recovery Manager to perform tasks on the virtual machine before Site Recovery Manager powers it on.

Ask user to check the free disk space on Datastore B with the following prompt text.

Verify that the datastore has 100 GB free disk space.

To use this feature, your VMs must use VMware Tools. For information about writing command steps, see the Guidelines for Writing Command Steps and Environment Variables for Command Steps topics in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center.

i

(Optional) Set a post power on steps to prompt users or Site Recovery Manager to perform tasks on the virtual machine after Site Recovery Manager powers it on.

To use this feature, your VMs must use VMware Tools. For information about writing command steps, see the Guidelines for Writing Command Steps and Environment Variables for Command Steps topics in the Site Recovery Manager documentation center.

j

Click Submit.

Start a test recovery plan workflow. See User Scenario: Test a Recovery Plan.