In a shared recovery site configuration, you can install multiple Site Recovery Manager Server instances that all extend the same vCenter Server instance.

About this task

The Site Recovery Manager Server instances that you install on a shared recovery site each correspond to a Site Recovery Manager Server on a protected site.

Prerequisites

  • You created one or more protected sites, each with a Site Recovery Manager Server instance for which you configured a unique Site Recovery Manager ID.

  • Download the Site Recovery Manager installation file to a folder on the Site Recovery Manager Server host.

  • This information presumes knowledge of the standard procedure for installing Site Recovery Manager. See Install the Site Recovery Manager Server for information about a standard Site Recovery Manager installation.

Procedure

  1. Start the Site Recovery Manager installer by typing the custom setup command in a command line terminal.

    VMware-srm-version-build_number.exe /v"CUSTOM_SETUP=1"

  2. At the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Plugin Identifier page of the installer, select Custom SRM Plugin Identifier and click Next.
  3. Provide information to identify this Site Recovery Manager extension as the partner of a Site Recovery Manager Server server on a protected site, and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    SRM ID

    Type the same Site Recovery Manager ID as you provided for the corresponding Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the protected site. For example, if you set the Site Recovery Manager ID of the Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the protected site to SRM-01, set the Site Recovery Manager ID to SRM-01.

    Organization

    Type a string of up to 50 ASCII characters to specify the organization that created the extension.

    Description

    Type a string of up to 50 ASCII characters to provide a description of the extension.

  4. Follow the prompts to complete the remainder of the installation.
  5. Repeat 1 to 4 to install a Site Recovery Manager Server with a Site Recovery Manager ID that matches a Site Recovery Manager Server on another protected site.

    Each additional Site Recovery Manager Server instance that you install connects to the vCenter Server instance on the shared recovery site.

What to do next

Install the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in.