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://sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.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.


    PSC host name sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    PSC port 443
    User name [email protected]
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  4. In the Security Alert dialog box, click Connect.
  5. On the vCenter Server page, select the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.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 sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    Administrator email srm_admin_sfo_email_address
    Local host sfo01m01srm01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    Extension ID Default extension ID (com.vmware.vcDr)
  8. On the Ready to complete page, review your settings and click Finish.