If you use Site Recovery Manager with an external database, you can automate the upgrade of your Site Recovery Manager Server or upgrade it by using the command-line interface.

About this task

You can use the following procedure in the standard one-to-one Site Recovery Manager configuration and in a shared recovery site configuration.

Note:

Use the silent upgrade of Site Recovery Manager Server if you use Microsoft SQL Server as an external database.

The following procedure is for in-place upgrade using the Windows LocalSystem account for the Site Recovery Manager service.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Run the Site Recovery Manager installer by specifying the locale ID and the path to the log file.
    VMware-srm-*****.exe /s /Llocale ID in decimal format /V"/l*vx path to the log file /qr // the installer displays a reduced user interface
    Table 1. Supported Locale IDs

    Locale ID in Decimal Format

    Language

    1028

    Chinese, Traditional

    1031

    German

    1033

    English

    1034

    Spanish, Traditional

    1036

    French

    1041

    Japanese

    1042

    Korean

    2052

    Chinese, Simplified

    For example,

    VMware-srm-****.exe /L1033 /s /V" /l*vx C:\install.log /qr // installs Site Recovery Manager in English

    The installer displays a reduced user interface.

  2. Specify Platform Services Controller on the local site by providing the FQDN or the IP address of Platform Services Controller and the thumbprint of the certificate. Use a colon between the HEX value pairs to specify the thumbprint.
    PLATFORM_SERVICES_CONTROLLER_HOST=FQDN or IP address
    PLATFORM_SERVICES_CONTROLLER_THUMBPRINT=Thumbprint of the certificate // use : to separate the HEX value pairs

    For example,

    PLATFORM_SERVICES_CONTROLLER_THUMBPRINT=82:81:C5:E5:63:0D:18:0D:49:8A:A2:AA:E3:E5:0D:FC:25:7F:5D:00
  3. Enter the administrator credentials to the local Platform Services Controller.
    SSO_ADMIN_USER=\"username\"
    SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD=\"password\"
  4. Enter the thumbprint of the vCenter Server certificate. Use a colon between the HEX value pairs to specify the thumbprint.
    VC_CERTIFICATE_THUMBPRINT=Thumbprint of the certificate // use : to separate the HEX value pairs

    For example,

    VC_CERTIFICATE_THUMBPRINT=3a:cc:4a:3e:81:cb:dc:7b:48:c4:39:00:89:ee:2a:38:6a:7a:93:2b
  5. Use the existing Site Recovery Manager certificate.
    DR_RB_CERTSEL=2
  6. Enter the administrator credentials of your database.
    DR_TXT_DBUSR=\"database administrator's username\"
    DR_TXT_DBPWD=\"database administrator's password\"

Silent Upgrade of Site Recovery Manager Server

You can use the following commands to upgrade Site Recovery Manager using the Windows LocalSystem account for the Site Recovery Manager service.

VMware-srm-*****.exe /L1033 /s /V" /l*vx c:\upgrade.log /qr 
PLATFORM_SERVICES_CONTROLLER_HOST=<FQDN or IP address>
PLATFORM_SERVICES_CONTROLLER_THUMBPRINT=<Thumbprint of the certificate> 
SSO_ADMIN_USER=<\"username\">
SSO_ADMIN_PASSWORD=<\"<password>\">
VC_CERTIFICATE_THUMBPRINT=<Thumbprint of the certificate> 
DR_RB_CERTSEL=2
DR_TXT_DBUSR=<\"username\"> 
DR_TXT_DBPWD=<\"password\">"

What to do next

Repeat the procedure on the remote site.