To install the SRM 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 SRM Server and enable it in the vSphere Client.

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

Verify that you installed SRM Server instances at the protected and recovery sites.


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


Select Plugins > Manage Plug-ins.


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


Review and accept the certificate.

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


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


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


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


Click Install.


When the installation finishes, click Finish.

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