To install Site Recovery Manager in a shared recovery site configuration, you deploy Site Recovery Manager Server on one or more protected sites, and deploy a corresponding number of Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the shared recovery site.

You can only pair protected and recovery sites that have the same Site Recovery Manager extension ID.

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You install Site Recovery Manager Server to use with a shared recovery site by running the Site Recovery Manager installer from the command line with a custom setup option.

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In a shared recovery site configuration, you can install multiple Site Recovery Manager Server instances that all extend the same vCenter Server instance.

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After you install Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the shared recovery site, you must install the Site Recovery Manager client plug-in.

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When you log in to Site Recovery Manager on a site on which more than one Site Recovery Manager Server is running, Site Recovery Manager prompts you to select one of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances to which to connect.

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In a shared recovery site configuration, you connect the Site Recovery Manager sites in the same way as for a standard one-to-one configuration.

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When you configure placeholders and mappings in a shared recovery site configuration, the customers of the shared recovery site can share the resources on the recovery site. Alternatively, you can assign isolated resources to each customer.