To start protecting virtual machines, you must configure the Site Recovery Manager Appliance to connect to a vCenter Server instance on both the protected and the recovery sites.


  1. In a Web browser, log in to Site Recovery Manager by using the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI).
    Setting Value
    URL https://lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local:5480
    User name admin
    Password srm_admin_password
  2. Click the Summary tab, and click Configure appliance.
  3. On the Platform Services Controller page, configure the settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    PSC host name lax01m01psc01.lax01.rainpole.local
    PSC port 443
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  4. In the Security Alert dialog box, click Connect.
  5. On the vCenter Server page, select the lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local vCenter Server instance, and click Next.
  6. In the Security alert dialog box, click Connect.
  7. On the Name and extension page, configure the settings, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Site name lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local
    Administrator email srm_admin_lax_email_address
    Local host lax01m01srm01.lax01.rainpole.local
    Extension ID Default extension ID (com.vmware.vcDr)
  8. On the Ready to complete page, review your settings and click Finish.