You must install a Site Recovery Manager Server instance at the protected site and also at the recovery site.

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Site Recovery Manager requires a vCenter Server instance of the appropriate version at each site before you install Site Recovery Manager Server. The Site Recovery Manager installer must be able to connect to this vCenter Server instance during installation. For information about compatibility between vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager versions, see vCenter Server Requirements in the Compatibility Matrixes for Site Recovery Manager 6.1 at https://www.vmware.com/support/srm/srm-compat-matrix-6-1.html.

After you install the Site Recovery Manager Server instances, the Site Recovery Manager plug-in appears in the vSphere Web Client. You use the Site Recovery Manager plug-in in the vSphere Web Client for the vCenter Server instances on the protected and recovery sites to configure and manage Site Recovery Manager. Site Recovery Manager 6.1 does not support the vSphere Client for Windows.