After both Site Recovery Manager Instances are deployed, assign the appropriate licensing. 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://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Add new license for the Site Recovery Manager instances.
    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    2. In the Navigator, under Licensing, click Licenses.
    3. Under Licenses page click theLicenses tab.
    4. Click the Create New Licenses icon to add license keys.
    5. On the Enter license keys page, enter license keys for Site Recovery Manager, and click Next.
    6. On the Edit license name page, enter a descriptive name for the license key, and click Next.
    7. On the Ready to complete page, review your entries, and click Finish.
  3. Assign the newly added license to the Site Recovery Manager assets.
    1. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    2. In the Navigator, under Licensing, click Licenses.
    3. Under Licenses page, click the Assets tab, and click Solutions.
    4. Select the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local instance and click the Assign License icon.
    5. Select the available license from the list and click OK.
    6. Select the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local instance and click the Assign License icon.
    7. Select the available license from the list and click OK.
  4. Pair the two Site Recovery Manager sites.
    1. From the Home menu, select Site Recovery.
    2. In the Navigator, under Sites, click Sites.
    3. In Sites page, click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.
    4. On the Summary tab, under Guide to configuring SRM, click 1. Pair sites.
    5. On the Select site page, enter lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local in the PSC address text box, leave the port value, and click Next.
    6. On the Select vCenter Server page, select lax01m01vc01.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.
  5. Configure resource mappings.
    1. On the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local page, on the Summary tab, under Guide to configuring SRM, click 2.1 Create resource mappings.

      The Create Resource Mapping wizard appears.

    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.

      Setting

      Protected Region

      Recovery Region

      vCenter Server

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      sfo01-m01dc

      lax01-m01dc

      Cluster

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

      lax01-m01-mgmt01

      Inventory path

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01-mgmt01

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc > lax01-m01-mgmt01

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

      Site Recovery Manager selects the following reverse resource mapping from Region B to Region A:

      Setting

      Recovery Region

      Protected Region

      vCenter Server

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      lax01-m01dc

      sfo01-m01dc

      Cluster

      lax01-m01-mgmt01

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

  6. Configure folder mappings.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 2.2 Create folder mappings.

      The Create Folder Mapping wizard appears.

    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

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      sfo01-m01dc

      lax01-m01dc

      Folder

      sfo01-m01fd-vrops

      lax01-m01fd-vrops

      Inventory path

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vrops

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc > lax01-m01fd-vrops

    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

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      sfo01-m01dc

      lax01-m01dc

      Folder

      sfo01-m01fd-vra

      lax01-m01fd-vra

      Inventory path

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-vra

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local > lax01-m01dc > lax01-m01fd-vra

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

      Site Recovery Manager selects the following reverse folder mappings from Region B to Region A:

      Setting

      Recovery Region

      Protected Region

      vCenter Server

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      lax01-m01dc

      sfo01-m01dc

      Folder for vRealize Operations Manager

      lax01-m01fd-vrops

      sfo01-m01fd-vrops

      Folder for vRealize Automation

      lax01-m01fd-vra

      sfo01-m01fd-vra

  7. 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.

      The Create Network Mapping wizard appears.

    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

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      sfo01-m01dc

      lax01-m01dc

      Distributed switch

      sfo01-m01-vds01

      lax01-m01-vds01

      Port group

      port_group_prefix-xRegion01-VXLAN

      port_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.

      Site Recovery Manager selects the following reverse network mapping from Region B to Region A:

      Setting

      Recovery Region

      Protected Region

      vCenter Server

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Data center

      lax01-m01dc

      sfo01-m01dc

      Folder

      lax01-m01fd-vra

      sfo01-m01fd-vra

      Distributed switch

      lax01-m01-vds01

      sfo01-m01-vds01

      Port group

      port_group_prefix-xRegion01-VXLAN

      port_group_prefix-xRegion01-VXLAN

  8. Configure placeholder datastore.
    1. Under Guide to configuring SRM, click 3. Configure placeholder datastore.
    2. In the Configure Placeholder Datastore dialog box, select the sfo01-m01-vsan01 datastore and click OK.
    3. Under Sites, click the lax01m01vc01.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 lax01-m01-vsan01 datastore and click OK.