When you upgrade the Business Continuity Layer in the SDDC, you upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance and Site Recovery Manager system in Region A. Then, you repeat this operation in Region B.

Table 1. Management Disaster Recovery Nodes in the SDDC

Region

Role

IP Address

Fully Qualified Domain Name

Region A

vSphere Replication

172.16.11.123

sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Site Recovery Manager

172.16.11.124

sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local

Region B

vSphere Replication

172.17.11.123

lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local

Site Recovery Manager

172.17.11.124

lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local

Prerequisites

  • For vSphere Replication

    • Download the vSphere Replication update VMWare-vSphere_Replication-8.1.1-build_number.iso file on the machine that you use to access the vSphere Web Client.
    • Create a backup of the each vSphere Replication appliance that has been configured as a pair.
    • Verify that all services on the Management Platform Services Controller and Management vCenter Server virtual appliances are running.
    • Review the release notes of the vSphere Replication version in this validated design.
  • For Site Recovery Manager

    • Download the Site Recovery Manager update VMWare-srm-8.1.1-build_number.exe file.
    • Create a backup of each Site Recovery Manager system that has been configured as a pair.
    • Verify that all services on the Management Platform Services Controller and Management vCenter Server instances are running.
    • For information about the prerequisites to upgrading Site Recovery Manager, see Prerequisites and Best Practices for Site Recovery Manager Upgrade in the Upgrading Site Recovery Manager documentation.
    • Verity that the Windows operating system on each Site Recovery Manager virtual machine is update with Microsoft KB2999226. See Site Recovery Manager Release Notes.
    • Review the release notes of the Site Recovery Manager version in this validated design.