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How to configure Site Recovery Manager appliance & connect to vCenter Server

After deploying the Site Recovery Manager appliance you must configure the appliance & connect to vCenter Server to protect your virtual machines & use the disaster recovery of site recovery manager.

Site Recovery Manager is provides the complete disaster recovery solution for your vSphere environment where you can simply protect your vms using srm & orchestrate the disaster recovery from one site to another with just few clicks & within seconds. To replicate virtual machines site recovery manager uses third party storage replication adapters of your storage or you can go for vSphere replication. whichever will be best suited for you.

Checkout our post on deploy Site Recovery Manager appliance:

How to Deploy Site Recovery Manager ?

Site Recovery Manager appliance overview 

Now let’s see how to configure the site recovery manager appliance & connect to vCenter Server to protect your virtual machines:

Step 1:
Access the site recovery manager appliance using the browser & port 5480.
Login using the admin account.

site recovery manager appliance overview

Step 2:
You will see the Summary page here.
Click on the Configure Appliance to configure site recovery manager appliance.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

Step 3:
Configuration wizard will open.
Provide the Platform service controller host name & credentials.
Click Next to continue.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

You will see the certificate warning , click Connect to go ahead.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

Step 4:
Here you will see the vCenter Server which are connected to the platform service controller provided in previous step.
Select the vCenter Server & click Next.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

You will see the certificate warning , click Connect to go ahead.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

Step 5:
Provide your site details such as site name, administrator email for alert notification.
You can go with the Default extension.
Click Next to continue.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

Step 6:
Review the configuration & click Finish to configure the connectivity with vCenter Server.

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

You will see the appliance is configuring the connectivity with vCenter Server:

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

It will just take few seconds to complete the configuration. Once the configuration is completed successfully you will see the Site details in the Summary page of SRM Appliance:

configure srm appliance & connect to vcenter server

That’s it, Now you have configured the appliance & connected to the vCenter Server you can check in your vCenter Server that site recovery manager shortcut is configured.

You can click on the Site Recovery Manager shortcut to perform the further configuration of site recovery manager. We have already deployed & configured the site recovery manager for the complete disaster recovery with each step by step configuration, which you can check using below link:

Site Recovery Manager Deep Dive

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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