VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 Creating a Recovery Plans

In Part 8 of this VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 Tutorial Series, we will be running through how to create Recovery Plans.

VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Recovery Plans

1. Within Site Recovery Manager 5, click on Recovery Plans on the left hand side.


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2. Click Create Recovery Plan on the right hand side window. Select Secondary Site Lab for where the vm’s will be recovered. Click Next.


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3. Select the Protection Group that we created in Part 7 of this series. Click Next.


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4. In the vmlab secondary datacenter I have 2 networks setup. VM Network Recovered and VM Network Testing. When we execute a test failover, any vm’s that are destined for VM Network Recovered will placed in an isolated test network. Therefore in this step, for the recovery network VM Network Recovered, I will select VM Network Testing.


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5. As you can see the VM Network Testing is now selected as our Test Network.


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6. Give your Recovery Plan a name and description. Click Next.


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7. A summary of your recovery plan is displayed. If you are happy with your settings click Finish.


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8. As you can see in the image below our Site Recovery Manager 5 Recovery Plan is now created and is placed under All Recovery Plans. The Status is displayed on the right hand side along with a summary. At the top of the screen you can see 2 options, Test and Recovery. Test will execute a test DR failover, placing the vm’s in the isolated network VM Test Network. Recovery will execute a real failover and placing the vm’s in the network VM Network Recovery. We will execute these in the next few tutorials.


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9. Clicking on the Recovery Steps, you can see the 9 steps that are used to execute the Recovery Plan. Virtual Machines are automatically placed in the Power On Priority 3 VM’s. To give a virtual machine higher or lower priority you can simply click on virtual machine and change the priority. Higher priority vm’s will start before lower priority vm’s.


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Contine onto Part 9 VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 Test Recovery Plan

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All the tutorials included on this site are performed in a lab environment to simulate a real world production scenario. As everything is done to provide the most accurate steps to date, we take no responsibility if you implement any of these steps in a production environment.