Step 4. Include VM Groups

At the VM Groups step of the wizard, select VM groups that you want to recover, and click Add to include them in the plan.

For a VM group to be displayed in the Available Groups list, it must be included into the list of plan components available for the scope, as described in section Including VM Groups. By default, the list shows only those VM groups that relate to datastores protected by storage replication — to display all existing groups, select the Show all datastore groups check box.


  1. Since VAO orchestrates storage failover at the volume level, all VMs that belong to a specific datastore must be processed as part of the same storage plan.
  2. If the VMs that you want to fail over belong to a datastore in a VMware Storage DRS cluster, make sure to include in the plan all VM groups related to this cluster.
  3. For datastores connected through the NFSv4.1 protocol, VAO supports failover to a recovery location only in case target hosts included in the location have the NFSv3 export policy enabled (since the recovered datastores will be mounted to the hosts through NFSv3). For datastores connected through other protocols, no limitations apply.


Creating Storage Plan

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