Changes made to the virtual machine Power On and Power Off Timeout values in SRM do not take effect
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Changes made to the virtual machine Power On and Power Off Timeout values in SRM do not take effect

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Article ID: 343313

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Products

VMware Live Recovery

Issue/Introduction

Symptoms:
After changing the virtual machine recovery.powerOnTimeout and recovery.powerOffTimeout Recovery Plan options in vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), you experience these symptoms:
  • The changes made to the advanced options are accepted in the Advanced Setting wizard.
  • When running a Test Failover or Failover, you see that the default power on/power off value of 300 seconds is used for virtual machines, instead of the modified value.
  • In the VM Recovery Properties wizard, you see that the timeout value is still the default value.


Environment

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0.x
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5.x
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1.x

Cause

This is an expected behavior in SRM 5.0.

Any changes made to the recovery.powerOnTimeout and/or recovery.powerOffTimeout are applied only on virtual machines that are protected after the changes are made.

Resolution

To apply these parameter changes to an existing virtual machine, you must unprotect the virtual machine in SRM and then reprotect it. This can be accomplished by editing the existing Protection Group containing the virtual machine. For more information on editing Protection Groups, see the Site Recovery Manager Administration Guide.

Alternatively, you can also change the timeout values for the virtual machines individually in the VM Recovery Properties wizard.
To change the timeout values for the virtual machines individually in the VM Recovery Properties wizard:
  1. Click the SRM icon in the vCenter Server/vSphere Client.
  2. Go to Recovery Plans > Virtual Machines.
  3. Right-click a protected virtual machine and click Configure to open the VM Recovery Properties wizard.
  4. Adjust the timeout value for the Startup Action or Shutdown Action to a new desired value.