To be able to install two Site Recovery Manager instances, one in the protected site (Region A), and one in the recovery site (Region B), in each region you must provide a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine that has a certain configuration.

Software Requirements

Before you install Site Recovery Manager, make sure that you have the following virtual machines and environment configuration available in your environment.

Table 1. Software and Configuration Requirements for Site Recovery Manager VMs

Component

Requirement

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2

Active Directory

Join each VM to the domain in Region A or Region B (sfo01.rainpole.local or lax01.rainpole.local).

Network interface

Connect the VMs to the management port group on the distributed switch.

Time synchronization

Synchronize both VMs with the NTP servers ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local and ntp.lax01.rainpole.local.

vSphere cluster configuration

Provide a cluster for hosting management application with enabled vSphere DRS and vSphere HA.

Site Recovery Manager installation file

Download Site Recovery Manager installer to both VMs.

Email address of Site Recovery Manager administrators

Get the email addresses of the Site Recovery Manager site administrators. 

IP Addresses, Host Names, and Network Configuration

In each region, allocate a static IP address and FQDN for Site Recovery Manager, and map the host name to the IP address.

Table 2. Network Configuration of Site Recovery Manager in Region A 

Setting

Value

Host name

sfo01m01srm01

Static IPv4 address

172.16.11.124

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.16.11.253

DNS server

172.16.11.5

FQDN

sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Used ports

  • 9086

  • 5678

NTP servers

  • Configure the VM with the following NTP servers:

    • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

    • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

  • Verify that time synchronization is successful

Table 3. Network Configuration of Site Recovery Manager in Region B

Setting

Value

Host name

lax01m01srm01

Static IPv4 address

172.17.11.124

Subnet mask

255.255.255.0

Default gateway

172.17.11.253

DNS server

172.17.11.5

FQDN

lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local

Used ports

  • 9086

  • 5678

NTP servers

  • Configure the VM with the following NTP servers:

    • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local

    • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local

  • Verify that time synchronization is successful