To activate the Site Recovery Manager operation, assign licenses to both Site Recovery Manager instances.

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

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to the management domain vCenter Server at https://<protected_vcenter_server_fqdn>/ui in the protected VMware Cloud Foundation instance as administrator@vsphere.local.
  2. Add a new license for Site Recovery Manager.

    1. From the vSphere Client Menu, select Administration.
    2. In the left pane, navigate to Licensing > Licenses.
    3. Click the Licenses tab and click Add.

      The New license wizard opens.

    4. On the Enter license keys page, enter the license key for Site Recovery Manager, and click Next.
    5. On the Edit license names page, enter a name for the license key, and click Next.
    6. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  3. Assign the new license to Site Recovery Manager.
    1. On the Licenses page, click the Assets tab, and click Solutions.
    2. Select each Site Recovery Manager instance and click Assign license.
    3. In the Assign license dialog box, select the license and click OK.
  4. Repeat this procedure to assign a different license to Site Recovery Manager in the recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instance by using the corresponding values in your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook for the Recovery Instance, if the management vCenter Server in that instance is in a separate SSO domain.

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"
    
    $srmLicenseKey = "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-SrmLicenseKey -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -domain $sddcDomain -srmLicenseKey $srmLicenseKey
  4. Repeat the procedure to assign a different license to Site Recovery Manager in the recovery VMware Cloud Foundation instance by using the corresponding values in your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook for the Recovery Instance.