With vSphere Replication, you can recover successfully replicated virtual machines at the secondary site.

vSphere Replication performs a sequence of steps to recover replicated virtual machines.

Checks that the primary site is available. If it is available, vSphere Replication makes sure that the source virtual machine is powered off before recovering the virtual machine on the secondary site.

Synchronizes the latest changes to the virtual machine if the primary site is available. Otherwise, vSphere Replication uses the latest available data at the secondary site.

Rebuilds the replicated .vmdk files.

Reconfigures the newly replicated virtual machine with the correct disk paths.

Registers the virtual machine with vCenter Server at the secondary site.

You can recover one virtual machine at a time on the replicated site on the Incoming Replications tab. Optionally, you can power on the recovered virtual machine. The recovered virtual machine's network devices are disconnected. You might need to modify a recovered virtual machine to render it fully operational.