To install the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in, you use a vSphere Client to connect to the vCenter Server at the protected or recovery site. You download the plug-in from the Site Recovery Manager Server and enable it in the vSphere Client.

When you install the Site Recovery Manager Server, the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in becomes available as a download from the vCenter Server instance that the Site Recovery Manager Server installation extends. You can download, install, and enable the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in on any host where a vSphere Client is installed.

Verify that you installed Site Recovery Manager Server instances at the protected and recovery sites.

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Start the vSphere Client and connect to vCenter Server at either the protected or recovery site.

2

Select Plugins > Manage Plug-ins.

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Under Available Plug-ins, locate VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Extension and click Download and Install.

4

Review and accept the certificate.

This step only occurs if you use certificate-based authentication.

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After the download finishes, click Run to start the installation wizard, select the installation language, and click OK.

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Click Next to start the installation, then click Next again at the VMware Patents page.

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Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next.

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Click Install.

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When the installation finishes, click Finish.

If the installation replaced any open files, you are prompted to shut down and restart Windows.