Validate the operational status of the Site Recovery Manager in Region A and Region B after you perform a software maintenance operation in the Software-Defined Data Center.

About this task

After you patch or update Site Recovery Manager, verify the version and the service status. Verify the following parameters:

  • Version

  • Service Status

  • Licenses

  • Site Pairing

  • Mappings

  • Protection groups for the Cloud Management Platform and vRealize Operations Manager

  • Recovery plans for the Cloud Management Platform and vRealize Operations Manager

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Windows virtual machine of Site Recovery Manager 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

  2. Verify the version of Site Recovery Manager.
    1. From the Windows Start menu, select Control Panel > Programs and Features.
    2. Verify that the version of the following programs is successfully up-to-date.
      • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

      • VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Embedded Database

  3. Verify the status of the Site Recovery Manager services.
    1. From the Windows Start menu, select Administrative Tools > Services.
    2. Verify that the status and startup configuration of the following services.

      Name

      Status

      Startup Type

      VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Embedded Database

      Running

      Automatic

      VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server

      Running

      Automatic (Delayed Start)

  4. Repeat the step for the lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local Site Recovery Manager in the other region.
  5. In the vSphere Web Client, verify that you have a valid license for Site Recovery Manager.
    1. Log in to the vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    2. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    3. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

    4. From the Home menu, select Administration.
    5. In the Navigator, under Administration, click Licenses.
    6. On the Licenses page, click the Assets tab, and click Solutions.
    7. Verify that the license is valid for the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local assets.
  6. In the vSphere Web Client, verify the status of site pairing.
    1. From the Home menu, select Site Recovery.
    2. In the Navigator, click Sites.
    3. In the Navigator, under Sites, click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.
    4. On the Summary tab, verify the following details.

      Settings

      Site

      Paired Site

      Name

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Client Connection

      Connected

      Connected

      Server Connection

      Connected

      Connected

      SRM Server

      sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local:9086

      lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local:9086

      vCenter Server

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local:443

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local:443

      SRM Server Build

      srm_build_version

      update_build_version

      Organization

      VMware, Inc.

      VMware, Inc.

      Logged in as

      VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator

      VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator

      VR Compatibility

      vr_version - Compatible

      vr_version - Compatible

  7. Verify the configuration of network, folder, resource and resource mappings, and the placeholder datastore of the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.
    1. On the Sites page, click the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local site.
    2. Click the Manage tab and verify that the following mappings and configurations for them are intact.

      Settings

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      Reverse Mapping Exists

      Network Mappings

      Port group whose name contains xRegion01-VXLAN

      Port group whose name contains xRegion01-VXLAN

      Yes

      Folder Mappings

      • sfo01-m01fd-vra

      • sfo01-m01fd-vrops

      • lax01-m01fd-vra

      • lax01-m01fd-vrops

      Yes

      Resource Mappings

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

      lax01-m01-mgmt01

      Yes

      Placeholder Datastores

      sfo01-m01-vsan01

      -

      -

  8. Verify the configuration of network, folder, resource and resource mappings, and the placeholder datastore of the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local site.
    1. On the Sites page, click the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local site.
    2. Click the Manage tab and verify that the following mappings and configurations for them are intact.

      Settings

      lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

      sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      Reverse Mapping Exists

      Network Mappings

      Port group whose name contains xRegion01-VXLAN

      Port group whose name contains xRegion01-VXLAN

      Yes

      Folder Mappings

      • lax01-m01fd-vra

      • lax01-m01fd-vrops

      • sfo01-m01fd-vra

      • sfo01-m01fd-vrops

      Yes

      Resource Mappings

      lax01-m01-mgmt01

      sfo01-m01-mgmt01

      Yes

      Placeholder Datastores

      lax01-m01-vsan01

      -

      -

  9. Verify the protection groups for the Cloud Management Platform and vRealize Operations Manager.
    1. In the Navigator, click Protection Groups.
    2. In the Navigator, under Protection Groups, click the SDDC Cloud Management PG protection group and click the Summary tab.
    3. Verify that the Status is OK.
    4. Repeat the steps for the SDDC Operations Management PG protection group.
  10. Verify the recovery plans for the Cloud Management Platform and vRealize Operations Manager.
    1. In the Navigator, click Recovery Plans.
    2. In the Navigator, under Recovery Plans, click the SDDC Cloud Management RP recovery plan and click the Summary tab.
    3. Verify that Plan Status is Ready.
    4. Repeat the steps for the SDDC Operations Management RP recovery plan.