You can delete the VM from the recovery site and then configured it for protection again.
Let us know if you fix your problem.
I have deleted the VM on the recovery site and cleared the same on the place holder also still we are facing the same error while protecting the VM
1 - Change the name of the VM on production side and reconfigure the replication again.
2- To remedy browse the SRM placeholder datastore, after you remove your protection group, remove any left over folders in the datastore. After that, check the VM inventory, if any protected servers remain right click on each one and select remove from inventory.
Once all the old data is removed you can re-create your protection group and all the servers should be re-added without issue.
Could you unregister the VM from source and re-register it again. After this protect the VM.
This will change the VM UUID in vmx file.