In a shared recovery site configuration, you can deploy multiple Site Recovery Manager Server instances that all extend the same vCenter Server instance on the shared recovery site.

The Site Recovery Manager Server instances that you deploy on a shared recovery site each correspond to a Site Recovery Manager Server on a protected site.

Prerequisites

  • You created one or more protected sites, each with a Site Recovery Manager Server instance for which you configured a unique Site Recovery Manager Extension ID.
  • This information presumes knowledge of the standard procedure for deploying Site Recovery Manager. See Deploy the Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance for information about a standard Site Recovery Manager deployment.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager Appliance Management Interface as admin.
  2. Click the Summary tab, and click Configure appliance.
  3. On the Platform Services Controller page, enter the information about the site where you deployed the Site Recovery Manager Appliance.
    Menu Item Description
    Address

    Enter the host name (in lowercase letters) or IP address of the Platform Services Controller for the vCenter Server with which to register Site Recovery Manager.

    PSC 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.

    User name

    Enter 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.

    Password

    The password for the specified vCenter Single Sign-On user name.

  4. If prompted, click Connect to verify the Platform Services Controller certificate.
  5. On the vCenter Server page, select the vCenter Server instance with which to register the Site Recovery Manager Appliance, and click Next.
    Caution: The drop-down menu includes all the vCenter Server instances that are registered with the Platform Services Controller. In an environment that uses Enhanced Linked Mode, it might also include vCenter Server instances from other Platform Services Controller instances. Make sure that you select the correct vCenter Server instance. After you configure the Site Recovery Manager Appliance, you cannot select a different vCenter Server instance.
  6. On the Name and Extension page, enter the necessary information to register the Site Recovery Manager with vCenter Server, and select the default Site Recovery Manager extension identifier, or create a custom extension identifier.
    1. Еnter the site name, administrator email address, and local host IP address or name.
      Menu Item 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 instance in the pair.
      Administrator email The 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 The name or IP address of the local host. Only change the value if the IP address is not the one that you want to use. For example, the local host might have more than one network interface, and the one that the Site Recovery Manager Appliance detects is not the interface that you want to use.
      Note: To facilitate IP address changes in your infrastructure, provide a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) whenever possible, rather than an IP address.
    2. Create a custom extension ID for this Site Recovery Manager pair as the partner of a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on a protected site, and click Next.
      Both Site Recovery Manager instances in a site pair must use the same extension ID.
      Menu Item Description
      Default extension ID

      Use this option when you deploy Site Recovery Manager in a standard configuration with one protected site and one recovery site.

      Custom extension ID

      Enter the same Site Recovery Manager ID as you provided for the corresponding Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the protected site.

      Enter the details for the custom extension ID.

      • Extension ID. A unique identifier. Assign the same identifier to the Site Recovery Manager instances on the protected site and the shared recovery site.
      • Organization. The name of the organization to which this Site Recovery Manager sites pair belongs. This name helps to identify Site Recovery Manager pairs in a shared recovery site configuration, especially when multiple organizations use the shared recovery site.
      • Description. An optional description of the Site Recovery Manager pair.
  7. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings and click Finish.

What to do next

Repeat the procedure to configure further Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the shared recovery site, each with a Site Recovery Manager Extension ID that matches a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on another protected site. Each additional Site Recovery Manager Server instance that you deploy and configure on the recovery site connects to the vCenter Server instance. You can connect a maximum of 10 Site Recovery Manager Server instances to a single vCenter Server instance.