To change some of the information that you supplied when you installed Site Recovery Manager Server, you can run the Site Recovery Manager installer in modify mode.

About this task

Installing Site Recovery Manager Server binds the installation to a number of values that you supply, including the Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server instances to extend, the Site Recovery Manager database type, DSN and credentials, the certificate, and so on. The Site Recovery Manager installer provides a modify mode that allows you to change some of the values that you configured when you installed Site Recovery Manager Server:

  • The vCenter Single Sign-On user name and password, if they changed since you installed Site Recovery Manager

  • The information with which you register Site Recovery Manager with vCenter Server

  • Upload or generate a new certificate

  • The user name, password, and connection numbers for the Site Recovery Manager database

  • The user account under which the Site Recovery Manager Server service runs

Note:

If you change the certificate that vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller uses, you must run the Site Recovery Manager installer in modify mode. Running the Site Recovery Manager installer in modify mode updates the Site Recovery Manager certificate thumbprints to reflect the new vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller certificate.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have administrator privileges on Site Recovery Manager Server or that you are a member of the Administrators group. Disable Windows User Account Control (UAC) before you attempt the change operation or select Run as administrator when you start the Site Recovery Manager installer.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Server host.
  2. Open Programs and Features from the Windows Control Panel.
  3. Select the entry for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and click Change.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select Modify and click Next.
  6. Verify or modify the information with which to register the Site Recovery Manager extension with Platform Services Controller, and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Address

    You cannot use the installer's modify mode to change the Platform Services Controller instance with which to register Site Recovery Manager after the initial installation.

    HTTPS Port

    You cannot use the installer's modify mode to change the Platform Services Controller port after the initial installation.

    Username

    Modify the vCenter Single Sign-On user name, if it has changed since the initial installation.

    Password

    Enter the vCenter Single Sign-On password.

  7. If prompted, verify the Platform Services Controller certificate and click Accept to accept it.
  8. Verify the vCenter Server instance that Site Recovery Manager extends, and click Next.

    You cannot use the installer's modify mode to change the vCenter Server instance that Site Recovery Manager extends.

  9. Verify or modify the information with which to register the Site Recovery Manager extension with vCenter Server, and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Local Site Name

    You cannot change this value.

    Administrator E-mail

    Modify this value if the Site Recovery Manager administrator has changed after you installed Site Recovery Manager Server.

    Local Host

    The address of the host on which Site Recovery Manager Server runs. If you change this value, you must either regenerate the certificate or provide a new certificate that includes the new address in 10.

    Important:

    To facilitate IP address changes in your infrastructure, provide a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) whenever possible, rather than an IP address.

    Listener Port

    The port for all HTTPS traffic between Site Recovery Manager Server and vCenter Server.

  10. Select a certificate type and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Automatically generate a certificate

    Select this option to generate a new auto-generated certificate.

    Use a PKCS #12 certificate file

    Select this option to upload a new custom certificate.

    Use existing certificate

    Select this option to retain the current certificate. If the installed certificate is not valid, this option is unavailable.

    If you do not select Use existing certificate, you are prompted to supply additional details such as the certificate location or strings to use for Organization and Organizational Unit.

    Important:

    If you modified the Local Host value for Site Recovery Manager Server in 9, you must select Automatically generate a certificate to regenerate the certificate or Use a PKCS #12 certificate file to upload a certificate that includes the new Site Recovery Manager Server address. If you select Use existing certificate, the installation modification succeeds, but attempts to log in to Site Recovery Manager fail because the certificate contains an incorrect address for the Site Recovery Manager Server host.

  11. Verifiy or modify the database configuration information and click Next.

    If you selected the embedded database when you installed Site Recovery Manager, you cannot modify the installation to use an external database, or the reverse.

    Option

    Description

    Data Source Name

    The DSN for the Site Recovery Manager database. You cannot change this value if you use the embedded database.

    Database User Name

    A user ID valid for the specified database. Modify this value if the database user account has changed after you installed Site Recovery Manager Server.

    Database Password

    The password for the specified user ID. Modify this value if the password for the database user account has changed after you installed Site Recovery Manager Server. You must enter this value in all cases.

    Database Port

    You cannot change this value if you use the embedded database.

    Connection Count

    Modify the initial connection pool size. If all connections are in use and a new one is needed, a connection is created as long as it does not exceed the maximum number of connections allowed. It is faster for Site Recovery Manager to use a connection from the pool than to create one. The maximum value that you can set depends on your database configuration. In most cases, it is not necessary to change this setting. Before changing this setting, consult with your database administrator. Setting the value too high can lead to database errors.

    Max Connections

    Modify the maximum number of database connections that can be open simultaneously. The maximum value that you can set depends on your database configuration. If the database administrator restricted the number of connections that the database can have open, this value cannot exceed that number. In most cases, it is not necessary to change this setting. Before you change this setting, consult with your database administrator. Setting the value too high can lead to database errors.

  12. Select or deselect the Use Local System account check box to change the user account under which the Site Recovery Manager Server service runs, and click Next.
    • If you deselect Use Local System account, you must provide a username and password for a valid user account.

    • If you are using SQL Server with Integrated Windows Authentication, the username text box shows the username of the account that is running the installer and cannot be modified.

  13. Click Install to modify the installation.

    The installer makes the requested modifications and restarts the Site Recovery Manager Server.

  14. When the modification operation is finished and the Site Recovery Manager Server restarts, log in to the vSphere Web Client to check the status of the connection between the protected site and the recovery site.
  15. (Optional) : If the connection between the protected site and the recovery site is broken, reconfigure the connection, starting from the Site Recovery Manager Server that you updated.