After you upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance in Region A, proceed to Site Recovery Manager upgrade in Region A.

Prerequisites

Verify that a backup of the Site Recovery Manager virtual machines in both Regions A and B exists.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management 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. Take a snapshot of the Site Recovery Manager Windows machine.
    1. From the Home menu, click VMs and Templates and expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local > sfo01-m01dc > sfo01-m01fd-bcdr tree.
    2. Right-click the sfo01m01srm01 virtual machine and select Snapshots > Take Snapshot.
    3. In the Take VM Snapshot dialog box, enter the following settings and click OK.

      Setting

      Value

      Name

      VMware Validated Design 4.1 BCDR Upgrade

      Description

      -

      Snapshot the virtual machine's memory

      Deselected

      Quiesce guest file system (Needs VMware Tools installed)

      Deselected

  3. On the Windows host that has access to the data center, log in to the sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the virtual machine sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      Windows administrator user

      Password

      Windows_administrator_password

  4. Copy the upgrade VMware-srm-6.x.x.exe file to the Windows virtual machine of Site Recovery Manager.
  5. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the VMware Site Recovery Manager upgrade installer, right-click and select Run as Administrator to start the installation wizard.
  6. On the Select Language dialog box click OK.
  7. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  8. On the VMware Patents page, click Next.
  9. On the End User License Agreement page, select I agree to the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.
  10. On the Installation Prerequisites page, click Next.
  11. On the vSphere Platform Services Controller page, verify that the Platform Services Controller settings are accurate, re-enter the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Address

    sfo01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    HTTPS Port

    443

    Username

    svc-srm@rainpole.local

    Password

    svc-srm_password

  12. If prompted, in the Platform Services Controller Certificate dialog box, review the details of the certificate, then click Accept.
  13. On the VMware vCenter Server page, validate that the settings for vCenter Server sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local are correct, and click Next.
  14. If prompted, in the vCenter Server Certificate dialog box, review the details of the certificate, then click Accept.
  15. On the Site Recovery Manager Extension page, verify that the following settings are intact and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Administrator E-Mail

    srm_admin_sfo_email_address

    Local Host:

    172.16.11.124

    Listener Port:

    9086

  16. If prompted, about the Platform Services Controller being already registered, in the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager dialog box, click Yes on the Your Site Recovery Manager extension is already registered prompt and click Yes on the Existing Site Recovery Manager registrations prompt.
  17. On the Certificate Type page, select Use existing certificate and click Next.
  18. On the Embedded Database Configuration page, re-enter the Site Recovery Manager srm_admin password for the database, validate the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Data Source Name

    SRM_SITE_SFO

    Database User Name

    srm_admin

    Database Password

    srm_admin_sfo_password

    Database Port

    5678

    Connection Count

    5

    Max. Connections

    20

  19. On the Site Recovery Manager Service Account page, click Use Local System account and click Next.
  20. On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
    Note:

    If you have deployed your VMware Validated Design SDDC via the Deployment Tool Kit, consult the Release Notes prior to upgrading Site Recovery Manager.

  21. After you upgrade the Site Recovery Manager, close all browser sessions to vCenter Server and clear the browser's cache.
  22. Check for the latest Site Recovery Manager plug-in in 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

    3. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    4. In the Navigator pane, under Solutions, click Client Plug-Ins.
    5. In the Client Plug-Ins section, click the Check for New Plug-ins button.
    6. In the pop-up windows Checking for New Plug-ins, click Go to the Event Console.
    7. In the Events Console, using the filter, enter plug-in.

      You should observe two events that recently occurred:

      The deployment of plug-in Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1.xxxxx has started
      The deployment of plug-in Site Recovery Manager 6.5.1.xxxxx is successful
    8. After both of these events have been observed, log out and back in to the vSphere Web Client, navigate back to the Client Plug-Ins section, and verify that the SRM Client Version has been updated properly.
      Note:

      If the new client plug-in does not appear, restart the vSphere Web Client service on the vCenter Server using SSH.

      service-control --stop vsphere-client 
      service-control --start vsphere-client