You deploy and configure a Windows-based virtual machine to create the necessary infrastructure to facilitate deployment of Site Recovery Manager with VMware Cloud Builder. This virtual machine must meet specific configuration and software requirements.

You create a virtual machine on the sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host for Site Recovery Manager with the following virtual machine, software, and network configuration.

Table 1. Virtual Machine Requirements for Site Recovery Manager VM
Setting Value
ESXi Host sfo01m01esx01
VM Name sfo01m01srm01
Guest OS Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
vCPU 2
Memory 2 GB
Virtual Disk 40 GB
SCSI Controller LSI Logic SAS
Datastore sfo01-m01-bkp01
Network Interface VM Network
Network Adapter Type 1 x VMXNET3
Table 2. Network Requirements for Site Recovery Manager VM
Setting Value
Host Name sfo01m01srm01
Static IPv4 Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
DNS Server
FQDN sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local
Open Ports
  • 9086

  • 5678

Table 3. Software Requirements for the Site Recovery Manager VM
Setting Value
Operating System Windows Server 2016 (64-bit)
VMware Tools Latest version.
Active Directory Join the virtual machine to the sfo01.rainpole.local domain.
License Verify that you have obtained a VMware Site Recovery Manager license that satisfies the requirements of this design.
Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Turn off ESC.
Remote Desktop Protocol Enable RDP access.


  1. Deploy the Site Recovery Manager virtual machine with the specified configuration.
  2. Log in to the Site Recovery Manager virtual machine by using a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
    1. Open an RDP connection to the sfo01m01srm01 virtual machine.
    2. Log in by using the following credentials.
      Settings Value
      User name Windows administrator user
      Password windows_administrator_password
  3. Click Start, right-click Windows PowerShell, and select More > Run as Administrator.
  4. Add the svc-srm service account to the local Administrators group by running the following command.
    net localgroup administrators rainpole\svc-srm /add
  5. Configure NTP settings.
    1. Enable Windows Time Service and start by running the following commands.
      w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:“ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local ntp.lax01.rainpole.local” /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:YES /update
    2. Restart the Windows Time Service by running the following command.
      net stop w32time
      net start w32time
    3. Verify the time synchronization configuration by running the following command.
      w32tm /query /status