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

172.16.11.124

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

Default Gateway

172.16.11.253

DNS Server

172.16.11.5

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.

Procedure

  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 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