Enable Application Availability and Mobility for Private and Public Cloud with Site Recovery Manager

Simplify disaster recovery with the only VMware-integrated solution that runs on any storage platform. VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) provides policy-based management, minimizes downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration, and enables nondisruptive testing of your disaster recovery plans. Site Recovery Manager is available as a perpetual license or as a service through VMware Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS.

Simple, Policy-Based Management

Use policy-driven automation to protect thousands of virtual machines easily using centralized recovery plans managed from the vSphere Web Client.

Compatible With Any Storage

Experience flexibility and choice through native integration with vSphere ReplicationVirtual Volumes (vVols), and array-based replication solutions from all major VMware storage partners.

Hybrid Cloud Ready

Get end-to-end disaster recovery protection as-a-service with VMware Site Recovery for VMC on AWS. This quick-to-deploy solution leverages existing investments and prepares you for hybrid cloud.

Multi-cloud Ready

With SRM for Hyperscalers, leverage Azure, Google and Oracle Cloud as DR failover targets for on-premises and cloud workloads within the same hyperscaler.

What’s New with Site Recovery Manager?

SRM on Azure VMware Solution

Protect your on-premises workloads to Azure VMware Solution, as well as workloads across regions to support your cloud adoption strategy and drive data resilience.

SRM on Google Cloud VMware Engine

Seamlessly recover workloads using Google Cloud VMware Engine as a failover target or source site, and achieve RPOs as low as 5 minutes.

SRM on Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Reliably protect your on-premises and Oracle Cloud VMware Solution workloads at scale.

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Rapid Recovery and Minimal Disruption with Site Recovery Manager

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Test Drive Site Recovery Manager

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VMware Site Recovery Manager is a customer-managed enterprise disaster recovery protection to/from on-prem or hyperscalers.

Key features:

  • Interop with VMware Cloud Foundation
  • Centralized Recovery Plans
  •  Non-Disruptive Testing
  •  Automated Disaster Recovery Failover
  •  Planned Data Center Migration
  •   Automated Re-Protection and Failback
  •  Array-based Replication Support
  •  Automatic Protections of VMs
  •   vSphere Replication Support
  •  Stretched Storage Support
  •  Orchestrated Cross-vCenter vMotion
  •  Virtual Volumes (vVols) Support


Following the December 11 announcement on "VMware by Broadcom Dramatically Simplifies Offer Lineup and Licensing Model", VMware Site Recovery Manager Enterprise offering continues and is sold as an add-on to VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware vSphere Foundation or as a standalone.

SRM Enterprise is licensed per protected virtual machine. It is available as a 1- or 3-year subscription and sold in a 25-VM pack. Pricing includes production support. More information can be found on VMware Site Recovery Manager Whitepaper.

SRM Enterprise for Hyperscalers per-VM subscription, SRM Standard per-VM perpetual, SRM Enterprise per-VM perpetual, and SRM Enterprise per-processor perpetual offerings are no longer available. More information can be found on VMware Site Recovery Manager FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is the industry-leading disaster recovery (DR) management solution, designed to minimize downtime in case of a disaster. It provides policy-based management, automated orchestration, and non-disruptive testing of centralized recovery plans. It is designed for virtual machines and scalable to manage all applications in a vSphere environment.

SRM automates and orchestrates failover and failback, ensuring minimal downtime in a disaster. Built-in non-disruptive testing ensures your recovery time objectives are met.

Overall, SRM simplifies management through automation, ensures fast and highly predictable recovery times, and minimizes the total cost of ownership. SRM addresses multiple use cases, such as disaster recovery, disaster avoidance, planned data center migrations, site-level load balancing or even application maintenance testing.

For maximum flexibility and choice, Site Recovery Manager integrates with vSphere through VMware Server and an underlying replication technology. It can integrate natively with vSphere Replication, vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) integrated storage arrays, or with a broad range of storage array–based replication solutions from leading storage vendors through storage replication adapters

SRM guides users through the process of configuring recovery plans. At the time of failover or testing, SRM automates the execution of the recovery plan. SRM allows teams to perform frequent non-disruptive testing, even during business hours, to ensure predictable recovery objectives. It reduces recovery time to minutes with automated orchestration workflows. And it achieves zero-downtime application mobility, orchestrating live migration of virtual machines at scale across sites.

Site Recovery Manager requires the use of either vSphere Replication, vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) integrated storage arrays, array-based replication, storage-based replication for iSCSI, FibreChannel, or NFS storage arrays. For storage-based replication, VMware works with storage partners to ensure that customers can deploy SRM with their choice of storage and storage replication platform. SRM works with a wide variety of replication software through storage replication adapter (SRA) plug-ins developed and certified by storage vendors for use with SRM. When using vVols integrated storage arrays, the VASA provider replaces the SRA. For a current list of SRAs and supported storage view the  Storage Partner Compatibility MatrixView the SRM for vVols Compatibility Matrix.

VMware Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS is a separate service, but it is built on top of Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication. Site Recovery provides on-demand disaster recovery as a service to protect your workloads both on-premises and on VMware Cloud on AWS. The service automates workload recovery in a DR event between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. It replicates workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, allowing you to spin them up whenever you need them.

vSphere Replication is VMware’s hypervisor-based replication technology for vSphere virtual machines. vSphere Replication protects virtual machines from partial or complete site failures. It simplifies DR protection through storage-independent, VM-centric replication. It also supports a variety of underlying storage solutions with multiple point-in-time recovery and customizable recovery point objectives, ranging from five minutes to 24 hours.

vSphere Replication is configured on a per-VM basis, allowing fine control over which VMs are replicated. This replication occurs from a primary site to a secondary site, between two clusters in a single site, and from multiple source sites to a single target site—regardless of the underlying storage array. vSphere Replication is a feature of the vSphere platform, and it integrates natively with Site Recovery Manager.

Instances of vSphere, vCenter Server, and Site Recovery Manager are required at both the protected site and the recovery site. SRM also requires an underlying replication product to copy virtual machines to the recovery site. Customers have the choice to use either vSphere Replication, Virtual Volumes (vVols) integrated storage arrays, or third-party array-based replication software. When using array-based replication software, a storage replication adapter (SRA) is required.

Visit the Site Recovery Manager Evaluation Center , your best option to explore technical documentation and installation guides to make your Site Recovery Manager evaluation a success.

VMware Site Recovery  accelerates time to protection by taking advantage of cloud flexibility and economics. Instead of building a secondary on-premises DR site, you can easily spin up a VMware environment on AWS. Site Recovery also uses the same familiar tools and operating environment—from on-premises to the public cloud—which dramatically simplifies DR operations and enables “DR in a day.”

For more questions and answers, check out the full Site Recovery Manager FAQs.

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