To migrate from Site Recovery Manager 8.2 for Windows to the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance, you must perform certain operations.

Note: If you are using a federated IPv6 environment and migrate to the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance, you must use the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface to reconfigure the appliance.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have upgraded your Site Recovery Manager for Windows instance to version 8.2.
  • Stop the Site Recovery Manager Server on the Windows host machine.
  • Deploy the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager for Windows host machine.
  2. Open a command prompt, and navigate to the bin folder in the Site Recovery Manager installation directory %SRM_INSTALL_DIR%\bin.
  3. Run the following script.
    export-srm-data.bat <export_dir>
  4. When prompted, enter a password.
  5. Transfer the exported directory to the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance host machine.
  6. Shut down the Windows host machine.
  7. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance host machine as root.
  8. (Optional) If in a trusted environment, import the root CA certificates.
    Note: The certificates must be in .pem format.
    1. Copy the certificates to /etc/ssl/certs.
    2. To modify the certificates' permissions, run the following command.
      chmod a+r <new-root-ca>.pem
    3. Run c_rehash.
    4. To import the Site Recovery Manager Server certificates, use the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface.
  9. Run the following script.
    /opt/vmware/srm/bin/import-srm-data.sh <export_dir>
    1. (Optional) If in a trusted environment, enter the OS admin password.
    2. (Optional) If prompted, enter the Platform Services Controller and the vCenter Server thumbprints.
    3. Enter the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name.
    4. Enter the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator password.
    5. Enter the root password.
    6. Enter the password set during the export of the data for the credentials file.
  10. (Optional) Configure the DNS settings of the Site Recovery Manager Appliance.
    1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface as admin.
    2. Click Networking.
    3. To configure your network settings, click Edit.
    4. Configure the DNS settings in the Hostname and DNS pane.
      Menu Item Description
      Obtain DNS settings automatically Obtains the DNS settings automatically from the network
      Enter DNS settings manually Uses the DNS address settings that you set manually. If you select this option, you must provide the IP addresses for a primary and a secondary DNS server.
    5. In the eth0 pane, select the IPv4 or theIPv6 protocol type and configure the IP address settings.
      • Configure the IPv4 address settings.
        Option Description
        Obtain IPv4 settings automatically Obtains the IP address for the appliance from the network
        Enter IPv4 settings manually Uses an IPv4 address that you set manually.
        1. Enter the IPv4 address
        2. Enter subnet prefix length.
        3. Enter the default IPv4 gateway.
      • Configure the IPv6 address settings.
        Option Description
        Obtain IPv6 settings automatically using DHCP Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance from the network by using DHCP.
        Note: To apply this setting, you must restart the Site Recovery Manager Appliance.
        Obtain IPv6 settings automatically using router advertisement Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance from the network by using router advertisement
        Use static IPv6 addresses Uses static IPv6 addresses that you set up manually.
        1. Enter the IPv6 address and the subnet prefix length in the address box.
        2. To enter additional IPv6 addresses, click Add.
        3. Enter the default IPv6 gateway.
    6. Click Save.
  11. (Optional) Import the Storage Replication Adapters (SRAs) through the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface.
    1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface as admin.
    2. Click Storage Replication Adapters, and click New Adapter.
    3. Click Upload, navigate to the directory where you saved the SRA file, and select it.
    4. When the process finishes, click Close.
  12. On the Site Recovery home tab, select the site pair, and click Actions > Reconnect.
    1. Select the first site from the list. Enter the address of the Platform Services Controller for the Site Recovery Manager Server on the second site, provide the user name and password, and click Next.
    2. Select the vCenter Server and the services you want to reconfigure, and click Next.
    3. On the Ready to complete page, review the pairing settings, and click Finish.