Before you start setting up VMware Site Recovery, you must prepare your environment and sign up for cloud services. Use this checklist to help you begin setting up the service.

Table 1. On-premises protected site and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC recovery site
To... You need...
Familiarize yourself with critical preparation steps and associated resources that can help you configure deploy your SDDC environment quickly and correctly Read Preparing for VMware Cloud on AWS.
Set up your VMware Cloud on AWS account Visit https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws to get started.
Install the appropriate version of Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server on the on-premises site Check the compatibility between vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager versions in the Compatibility Matrices for Site Recovery Manager
Obtain the address of the Platform Services Controller instance for both sites The Platform Services Controller instances must be running and accessible during Site Recovery Manager installation
Log in to your vSphere environment as an administrator Obtain the vCenter Single Sign-On administrator user name and password for both of the local and remote sites
Synchronize the clock settings of the systems on which Platform Services Controller, vCenter Server, and Site Recovery Manager run Use a persistent synchronization agent such as network time protocol daemon (NTPD), W32Time, or VMware Tools time synchronization. If you run Platform Services Controller, vCenter Server, and Site Recovery Manager Server on virtual machines, set up NTP time synchronization on the ESXi host on which the virtual machines run.
Set up an on-premises site and pair it up with a site on VMware Cloud on AWS, verify that your on-premises environment meets the system requirements

See the vSphere Replication System Requirements for your vSphere Replication version in the VMware vSphere Replication documentation.

See the Site Recovery Manager System Requirements for your Site Recovery Manager version in the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation.

The VMware Site Recovery license key is part of the subscription to the service. When you pair the Site Recovery Manager on-premises instance with the Site Recovery Manager instance on VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Site Recovery uses the cloud license.

Familiarize yourself with the network ports requirements of VMware Site Recovery Read Network Ports for VMware Site Recovery.
Table 2. VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC protected site and VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC recovery site
To... You need...
Familiarize yourself with critical preparation steps and associated resources that can help you configure deploy your SDDC environment quickly and correctly Read Preparing for VMware Cloud on AWS.
Set up your VMware Cloud on AWS account Visit https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws to get started.
Activate VMware Site Recoveryon the protected and the recovery sites. Read Activate VMware Site Recovery.
Familiarize yourself with the network ports requirements of VMware Site Recovery Read Network Ports for VMware Site Recovery.