In a shared recovery site configuration, you connect the Site Recovery Manager sites in the same way as for a standard one-to-one configuration.

About this task

If you start the site connection from one of the protected sites, Site Recovery Manager uses the Site Recovery Manager ID that you set during installation to connect to the correct Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the recovery site.

If you start the site connection from one of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the shared recovery site, and you try to connect to a protected site that has a Site Recovery Manager Server extension with a different Site Recovery Manager ID, the connection fails with an error.

Prerequisites

  • You installed Site Recovery Manager Server on one or more protected sites.

  • You installed one or more Site Recovery Manager Server instances on a shared recovery site.

  • You assigned the same Site Recovery Manager extension ID to a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on a protected site and to a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the shared recovery site.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the vSphere Web Client for a site, click Site Recovery > Sites, and select a site.
  2. Right-click the site and select Pair Site.
  3. Enter the address of the vCenter Server on the remote site, enter the vCenter Server username and password, and click OK.
    • If you logged in to Site Recovery Manager on a protected site, enter the address of vCenter Server on the shared recovery site.

    • If you logged in to Site Recovery Manager on the shared recovery site, enter the address of vCenter Server on the corresponding protected site. The Site Recovery Manager extension of this vCenter Server instance must have a Site Recovery Manager ID that matches the Site Recovery Manager ID of the Site Recovery Manager instance from which you are connecting.

  4. Repeat 1 to 3 to configure the site pairing for all of the sites that use the shared recovery site.
  5. (Optional) : In the vSphere Web Client for the shared recovery site, click Site Recovery > Sites.

    All of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances that connect to vCenter Server on the shared recovery site appear in the list. All of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the protected sites that are paired with instances on the shared recovery site also appear.

  6. (Optional) : Select a site in the list and click the Summary tab to see information about the remote site that this site is paired with.