To migrate a Site Recovery Manager server to a new host, you must install Site Recovery Manager on the new host and supply database connection information used by the old installation.
You use this workflow to migrate a Site Recovery Manager server from one host to another and retain data from the previous installation, which is stored in the Site Recovery Manager database.
- Backup the Site Recovery Manager database.
- Uninstall the old Site Recovery Manager preserving the database.
- Double-click the Site Recovery Manager installer, select an installation language, and click OK.
- Follow the installer prompts to accept the license agreement, and verify that you satisfied the installation prerequisites.
- Select where to install Site Recovery Manager Server, and click Next.
The default installation folder for Site Recovery Manager is C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. If you use a different folder, the pathname must be up to 120 characters including the end slash, and you must use ASCII characters.
- Keep the default destination folder.
- Click Change to change the destination folder, and select a target volume.
- Enter information about the Platform Services Controller at the site where you are installing Site Recovery Manager and click Next.
Option Description Address The host name or IP address of the Platform Services Controller for the vCenter Server with which to register Site Recovery Manager. Enter the host name in lowercase letters. After installation is complete and you are configuring the connection between the protected and recovery sites, supply this host name or IP address exactly as you enter it here, because it is subject to case-sensitive comparisons.Important: To facilitate IP address changes in your infrastructure, provide a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) whenever possible, rather than an IP address.Important: If the Platform Services Controller uses an FQDN rather than an IP address, you must specify the FQDN when you install Site Recovery Manager. HTTPS Port Accept the default value of 443 or enter a new value if Platform Services Controller uses a different port. Platform Services Controller only supports connections over HTTPS and does not support HTTP connections. Username The vCenter Single Sign-On user name for the vCenter Single Sign-On domain to which this Platform Services Controller instance belongs. This user account must be a member of the vCenter Single Sign-On Administrator group on the Platform Services Controller instance. Only members of the Administrator group have the necessary permissions to create or recreate the Site Recovery Manager solution user. Password The password for the specified vCenter Single Sign-On user name.
- If prompted, verify the Platform Services Controller certificate and click Accept to accept it.
- Select the vCenter Server instance with which to register Site Recovery Manager and click Next.
Important: The drop-down menu includes all of the vCenter Server instances that are registered with the Platform Services Controller. In an environment that uses Enhanced Linked Mode, it can also include vCenter Server instances from other Platform Services Controller instances. Make sure that you select the correct vCenter Server instance. Once the Site Recovery Manager installation is complete, you cannot modify it to select a different vCenter Server instance.
- Enter information with which to register the Site Recovery Manager extension with vCenter Server, and click Next.
Option Description Local Site Name A name for this Site Recovery Manager site, which appears in the Site Recovery Manager interface. The vCenter Server address is used by default. Use a different name for each Site Recovery Manager installation in the pair. Administrator E-mail Email address of the Site Recovery Manager administrator. This information is required even though you use the standard vCenter Server alarms to configure email notifications for Site Recovery Manager events. Local Host Name or IP address of the local host. The Site Recovery Manager installer obtains this value. Only change it if it is incorrect. For example, the local host might have more than one network interface and the one that the Site Recovery Manager installer detects is not the interface you want to use.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 HTTPS port for all management traffic to Site Recovery Manager Server, including traffic with external API clients for task automation. The port is also used by vSphere Web Client to download the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in. This port must be accessible from the vCenter Server proxy system. Do not change the port unless the default of 9086 causes port conflicts.Note: Changing the listener port prevents you from using the VMware Site Recovery service on VMware Cloud on AWS. SRM UI Port HTTPS port for the Site Recovery Manager user interface. The default port is 443.
If the Platform Services Controller is installed on the same machine, you must change this port.
- Select the default Site Recovery Manager plug-in identifier, or create a plug-in identifier for this Site Recovery Manager Server pair, and click Next.
Both Site Recovery Manager Server instances in a site pair must use the same plug-in identifier.
- Select a certificate type and click Next.
Option Description Automatically generate certificate Use an automatically generated certificate:
- Select Automatically generate certificate and click Next.
- Enter text values for your organization and organization unit, typically your company name and the name of your group in the company.
- Click Next.
Load a certificate file Use a custom certificate:
- Select Use a PKCS#12 certificate file and click Next.
- Click Browse, navigate to the certificate file, and click Open. The certificate file must contain exactly one certificate with exactly one private key matching the certificate.
- Enter the certificate password.
- Click Next.
- Select to use a custom database, and click Next.
Select the 64-bit DSN of the old database from the drop-down menu. You can also click DSN Setup to start the Windows 64-bit ODBC Administrator tool, to view the existing DSNs, or to create a new 64-bit system DSN for the Site Recovery Manager database.
- Provide the Site Recovery Manager database configuration information and click Next.
Option Description Database Username Enter the user name for an existing database user account to use with a custom database. This option is disabled if you use SQL Server with Integrated Windows Authentication. In this case, the credentials of the user account running the Site Recovery Manager installer are used to authenticate with SQL Server. This account is also used to run the Site Recovery Manager service, to guarantee that Site Recovery Manager can connect to the database. Database Password Enter the password for an existing database user account to use with a custom database. This option is disabled if you use SQL Server with Integrated Windows Authentication. Connection Count Enter 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 Enter 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.
- Select to use existing data, and click Next.
- Select the user account under which to run the Site Recovery Manager Server service and click Next.
This option is not available if you use an SQL Server database with Integrated Windows Authentication. In this case, the Site Recovery Manager Server service runs under the account that you use to install Site Recovery Manager.
- Select Use Local System Account to run the Site Recovery Manager Server service under the Local System account.
- Enter the username and password of an existing LDAP user account to run the Site Recovery Manager Server service under a different user account. This can be any user account, including local users, that is a member of the built-in Administrators group.
- Click Install.
- After the installation is finished, click Finish.
Site Recovery Manager server is migrated on a different host.