You must install a Site Recovery Manager Server at the protected site and also at the recovery site.

Site Recovery Manager requires a vCenter Server instance of the equivelent version at each site before you install Site Recovery Manager Server. The Site Recovery Manager installer must be able to connect with this vCenter Server instance during installation.

After you install the Site Recovery Manager Server instances, you can download the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in from the Site Recovery Manager Server instance by using the Manage Plug-ins menu from your vSphere Client. You use the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in to configure and manage Site Recovery Manager at each site.

1

You must install a Site Recovery Manager Server at the protected site and at the recovery site.

2

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.

3

You use the vSphere Client to connect to Site Recovery Manager.

4

Before you can use Site Recovery Manager, you must connect the protected and recovery sites. The sites must authenticate with each other. This is known as site pairing.

5

The Site Recovery Manager Server requires a license key to operate. Install a Site Recovery Manager license key as soon as possible after you install Site Recovery Manager.

6

To change some of the information that you supplied when you installed the Site Recovery Manager Server, you can run the Site Recovery Manager installer in modify mode.

7

You can run the Site Recovery Manager installer in repair mode to repair a Site Recovery Manager Server installation.