After you deploy the Site Recovery Manager appliances in the protected and the recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instances, to start protecting virtual machines, you configure the Site Recovery Manager appliance to connect to the management vCenter Server instance.

For the protected VMware Cloud Foundation instance procedure, use the VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager appliance configuration interface at https://<srm_fqdn>:5480 as admin.
  2. In the left pane, click Summary and click Configure appliance.

    The Configure Site Recovery Manager wizard opens.

  3. On the Platform Services Controller page, configure the following settings, configure the remaining settings according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    PSC port 443
  4. In the Security alert dialog box, click Connect.
  5. On the vCenter Server page, select the management domain vCenter Server for the protected VMware Cloud Foundation instance, and click Next.
  6. In the Security alert dialog box, click Connect.
  7. On the Name and extension page, configure the following settings, configure the remaining settings according to your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Extension ID

    Default extension ID (com.vmware.vcDr)

  8. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.

  9. Repeat this procedure to register the Site Recovery Manager appliance in the recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instance with vCenter Single Sign-On by using the corresponding values in your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook for the Recovery Instance.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = "sfo-vcf01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    
    $sddcDomain = "sfo-m01"
    
    $srmFqdn = "sfo-m01-srm01.sfo.rainpole.io"
    $srmVaAdminPassword = "VMw@re1!"
    $srmSiteName = "SFO-M01"
    $srmAdminEmail = "srm-administrator@rainpole.io"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Connect-DRSolutionTovCenter -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomain -applianceFqdn $srmFqdn -vamiAdminPassword $srmVaAdminPassword -siteName $srmSiteName -adminEmail $srmAdminEmail -solution SRM
  4. Repeat this procedure to register the Site Recovery Manager appliance in the recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instance with vCenter Single Sign-On by using the corresponding values in your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook for the Recovery Instance.