After you update vSphere Replication in Region A, proceed with the Site Recovery Manager update in Region A.

Prerequisites

Verify that current backups of the Site Recovery Manager virtual machines in Regions A and Region B exist.

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 virtual machine.
    1. From the Home menu, select 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 4.3 Business Continuity Layer 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 Site Recovery Manager virtual machine by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
    1. Open an RDP connection to 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 Site Recovery Manager virtual machine.
  5. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the VMware Site Recovery Manager update 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 and 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 and 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_db_admin password for the database, validate the following settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Data Source Name

    SRM_SITE_SFO

    Database User Name

    srm_db_admin

    Database Password

    srm_db_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.
  21. After you upgrade Site Recovery Manager, close all browser sessions to the vSphere Web Client and clear the browser 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 Checking for New Plug-ins pop-up window, click Go to the Event Console.
    7. In the Events Console, enter plug-in in the filter text box and locate the following events.
      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 you locate both events, 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.
    9. If the new client plug-in does not appear, restart the vSphere Web Client service on the Management vCenter Server using SSH.
      service-control --stop vsphere-client 
      service-control --start vsphere-client