Install the second Site Recovery Manager instance on the dedicated virtual machine in Region B.

Use the following certificate files to replace the default certificate on Site Recovery Manager:

Site Recovery Manager Certificate Files
  • lax01m01srm01.5.p12
  • Root64.cer


  1. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager virtual machine by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local virtual machine.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Settings Value
      User name Windows administrator user
      Password windows_administrator_password
  2. Install the CA certificates in the Windows trusted root certificate store of the Site Recovery Manager virtual machine.
    1. Create a folder on the C drive (C:\certs) and copy lax01m01srm01.5.p12 and Root64.cer to the C:\certs folder
    2. Double-click the Root64.cer file in the C:\certs folder to open Certificate import dialog box.
    3. In the Certificate dialog box, select the Install Certificate option.
      The Certificate Import Wizard appears.
    4. Select the Local Machine option for Store Location and click Next.
    5. Select Place all certificates in the following store option, click Browse, select the Trusted Root Certificate Authorities store, and click OK.
    6. On the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Next.
    7. On the Completing the Certificate Import Wizard page, click Finish.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the VMware Site Recovery Manager installer, and open the file to start the installation wizard.
  4. In the Select Language dialog box, click OK.
  5. On the Welcome page, click Next.
  6. On the VMware Patents page, click Next.
  7. On the End User License Agreement page, select the I agree to the terms in the license agreement radio button, and click Next.
  8. On the Installation Prerequisites page, click Next.
  9. On the Destination Folder page, click Next.
  10. On the vSphere Platform Services Controller page, enter the following settings, and click Next. If prompted, in the Platform Services Controller Certificate dialog box, click Accept.
    Setting Value
    Address lax01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    HTTPS Port 443
    Username svc-srm@rainpole.local
    Password svc-srm_password
  11. On the VMware vCenter Server page, select lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local from the drop-down menu, and click Next. If prompted, in the vCenter Server Certificate dialog box, click Accept.
  12. On the Site Recovery Manager Extension page, enter the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Local Site Name lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    Administrator E-mail srm_admin_lax_email_address
    Local Host
    Listener Port 9086
  13. On the Site Recovery Manager Plug-in ID page, select Default Site Recovery Manager Plug-in Identifier, and click Next.
  14. On the Certificate Type page, select the Use a PKCS#12 certificate file option and click Next.
  15. Browse to the C:\certs folder, select the lax01m01srm01.5.p12 file, and enter the certificate password that you specified when generating the PKCS#12 file. If prompted, click Yes in the certificate warning dialog box.
  16. On the Database Server Selection page, select Use the embedded database server, and click Next.
  17. On the Embedded Database Configuration page, enter the following settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Data Source Name SRM_SITE_LAX01
    Database User Name srm_db_admin
    Database Password srm_admin_lax_password
    Database Port 5678
    Connection Count 5
    Max. Connections 20
  18. On the Site Recovery Manager Service Account page, enter the following credentials, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Use Local System account Deselected
    Username LAX01M01SRM01\Administrator
    Password lax01m01srm01_admin_password
  19. On the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
  20. Click Finish to complete the installation.