Site Recovery Manager Server requires a license key to operate. Install a Site Recovery Manager license key as soon as possible after you install Site Recovery Manager.

Prerequisites

Site Recovery Manager uses the vSphere licensing infrastructure for license management. Ensure that you have sufficient vSphere licenses for Site Recovery Manager to protect and recover virtual machines on both sites.

Procedure

  1. Connect vSphere Web Client to a vCenter Server instance on which Site Recovery Manager is installed.
  2. On the vSphere Web Client Home tab, click Licensing.
  3. Click the plus sign on the License Keys tab.
  4. Enter the Site Recovery Manager license key in the Add License Keys text box and click Next.
  5. Review the details of the Site Recovery Manager license and click Finish.
  6. Click the Solutions tab.
  7. Select the Site Recovery Manager site and click Assign License Key.
  8. Select the Site Recovery Manager license key from the list of available licenses, and click OK.
  9. Repeat step 1 through 8 to assign Site Recovery Manager license keys to all appropriate vCenter Server instances.