After both VMware Site Recovery Manager Instances are deployed, assign the appropriate licensing and, using the svc-srm service account, pair the Region A and Region B instances and configure the mappings between them to support disaster recovery.

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. License the Site Recovery Manager instances.
    1. Under Administration, click Licenses.
    2. Click the Assets tab and click Solutions.
    3. Select the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local instance and click the Assign License icon.




    4. Select the available license from the list and click OK.
    5. Select the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local instance and click the Assign License icon.
    6. Select the available license from the list and click OK.
  3. Pair the two Site Recovery Manager sites.
    1. From the Home menu, select Site Recovery.
    2. In the Navigator, click Sites.
    3. Under Sites, click the mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.
    4. Under Guide to configuring SRM on the right, click Pair sites.
    5. On the Select Site page, enter lax01psc51.lax01.rainpole.local in the PSC address text box, leave the port value and click Next.
    6. On the Select vCenter Server page, select mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local, enter the following credentials, and click Finish.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      svc-srm@rainpole.local

      Password

      svc-srm_password

    7. In the Security Alert dialog box that appears twice, click Yes and wait until a new pane, Paired Site, appears on the Summary tab.




  4. Configure resource mappings.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 2.1 Create resource mappings.




    2. On the Prepare Mappings page, select the clusters underneath the vCenter Server instances for Region A and Region B to create a mapping between the resource in the clusters, click Add mappings, and click Next.

      vCenter Server

      Cluster

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      SFO01-Mgmt01

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      LAX01-Mgmt01





    3. On the Prepare Reverse Mappings page, click Select all applicable and click Finish.




  5. Configure folder mappings.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 2.2 Create folder mappings.
    2. On the Select Creation Mode page, select Prepare mappings manually and click Next.
    3. On the Prepare Mappings page, select the folders of the vRealize Operations Manager components and click Add mappings.

      Setting

      Protected Region

      Recovery Region

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      SFO01

      LAX01

      Folder

      vROps01

      vROps51

    4. On the Prepare Mappings page, select the folders of vRealize Automation core components,  click Add mappings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Protected Region

      Recovery Region

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      SFO01

      LAX01

      Folder

      vRA01

      vRA51





    5. On the Prepare Reverse Mappings page, click Select all applicable, and click Finish.




  6. Configure network mappings to enable failover of vRealize Operations Manager and vRealize Automation.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 2.3 Create network mappings.
    2. On the Select Creation Mode page, select Prepare mappings manually and click Next.
    3. On the Prepare Mappings page, expand the object trees, select the distributed port groups to map, click Add mappings, and click Next.

      Setting

      Protected Region

      Recovery Region

      vCenter Server

      mgmt01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      SFO01

      LAX01

      Distributed switch

      vDS-Mgmt

      vDS-Mgmt

      Port group

      group_prefix-xRegion01-VXLAN

      group_prefix-xRegion01-VXLAN





    4. On the Select Test Networks page, keep the default values and click Next.
    5. On the Prepare Reverse Mappings page, click Select all applicable and click Finish.




  7. Configure placeholder datastore.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 3. Configure placeholder datastore.
    2. In the Configure Placeholder Datastore dialog box, select the SFO01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore, and click OK.
    3. Under Sites, click the mgmt01vc51.lax01.rainpole.local site.
    4. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 3. Configure placeholder datastore.
    5. In the Configure Placeholder Datastore dialog box, select the LAX01A-VSAN01-MGMT01 datastore and click OK.