Learn SRM – Part 15 – Perform Real Recovery during Disaster Scenario in VMware SRM 6.5

In last article, we saw how to perform a test DR or you can say that Test Drill using Site Recovery Manager.

In this article, we are going to explore a live situation if you face a real Disaster then how will you recover Virtual Machines from Protected Site to Recovery Site.

Step by Step: –

  • Login to Site Recovery Manager Console.
  • Go to Monitor tab under Recovery Plan Section.
  • Click on Red icon.


  • Here you will get a different options. In test recovery, you didn’t had this option. But if you perform a real DR, then you have two options.
  1. Planned Migration
  2. Disaster Recovery
  • If you want to perform a real recovery during any Disaster, you have to choose option 2 which is for Disaster Recovery scenario.
  • Accept Recovery Confirmation and Click on Next.

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  • Disaster Recovery is ready to start. Click on Finish.

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  • Real Recovery has been started. You can monitor the status of recovery here .

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So that’s all from VMware Site Recovery Manager module. We are closing this module here. If you have not gone through with earlier articles, please go through with that to get a detailed information on VMware SRM. I will come back with the new topic next week. Stay tuned to Cloud Pathshala.

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