Installation of Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
Right-click the SRM setup file, select Run as Administrator to begin VMware SRM installation.
Choose English(as preferred) as the language. Click Ok.
Fig 9. Language
Click Next to launch the install wizard.
Fig 10. Site Recovery Manager installation wizard
Fig 11. VMware Copyright
Accept terms and click Next.
Fig 12. VMware EULA
Choose Next to install prerequisites.
Fig 13. Installation prerequisites
Choose destination folder, click Next to continue
Fig 14. Installation folders
Enter IP address or FQDN of the PSC and credentials to connect to the PSC and click Next. If using an embedded database for your vCenter, enter your vCenter Server details.
Fig 15. vSphere Replication Appliance IP address
Select the vCenter server in the drop-down menu.
Fig 16. On-Prem vCenter server
Enter Local site name and administrator email address. Enter IP address or FQDN of the local server and click Next
Fig 17. Site Recovery Manager unique name
For this demonstration, one protected site and recovery site is used, thus select the Default Site Recovery Manager Plug-in Identifier
For environments with multiple protected sites create a custom identifier. Click Next.
Fig 18. Site recovery manager plug-in ID
Select Automatically generate a certificate or upload one of your own if required, and click Next.
Fig 19. Type of Certificate
Select a database server. Choose embedded and click Next. If you are using an external database, reference the external data source. Click Next.
Fig 20. Database server
Recommended using the embedded database. A prompt to enter a new database name and create database credential is displayed. Click Next to continue
Fig 21. Embedded database connection details
Create the default account to run the SRM services then Select Next
Fig 22. Site Recovery Manager service account
Click Install to begin the installation.
Fig 23. SRM Install
A Site Recovery Manager icon appears in the vSphere web client for each vCenter Server installed.
Fig 24. Site Recovery on vCenter