After protected VMs are migrated or failed over to the recovery site as part of disaster recovery, the VMs are unprotected and are no longer replicated to a recovery site. Following the migration of protected virtual machines, SRM enables automating the reprotection of the VMs. The reprotection is carried out in a series of automated steps.
During a reprotect, SRM commands the PowerFlex SRA to start storage replication for each of the volumes in the RCG. This action occurs in the opposite direction compared to the replication topology before the failover. Placeholder VMs that were originally set up at the recovery site are now created at the opposite site (the new recovery site) on its respective placeholder datastore.