You install Site Recovery Manager Server to use with a shared recovery site by running the Site Recovery Manager installer and specifying a Site Recovery Manager ID for the site pair.

For each protected site, you must install one instance of Site Recovery Manager Server at the protected site and one instance of Site Recovery Manager Server at the recovery site. You can only pair Site Recovery Manager Server instances that have the same Site Recovery Manager extension ID. Each protected site must include its own vCenter Server instance. You can connect up to 10 protected sites to a single recovery site.

Download the Site Recovery Manager installation file to a folder on the Site Recovery Manager Server host.

This information presumes knowledge of the standard procedure for installing Site Recovery Manager. See Install Site Recovery Manager Server for information about a standard Site Recovery Manager installation.

1

Double-click the Site Recovery Manager installer, select an installation language, and click OK.

2

Follow the prompts to begin the Site Recovery Manager installation.

3

At the SRM Plug-in ID page, select Custom SRM Plug-in Identifier, provide information to identify this custom Site Recovery Manager extension, and click Next.

Option

Description

SRM ID

Enter a unique identifier for this pair of Site Recovery Manager Server instances. The Site Recovery Manager ID can be a string of up to 29 ASCII characters from the set of ASCII upper- lower-case characters, digits, the underscore, the period, and the hyphen. You cannot use the underscore, period, and hyphen as the first or last characters of the Site Recovery Manager ID, and they cannot appear adjacent to one another.

Organization

Enter a string of up to 50 ASCII characters to specify the organization that created the extension.

Description

Enter a string of up to 50 ASCII characters to provide a description of the extension.

4

Follow the prompts to complete the remainder of the installation.

5

Repeat the procedure on each of the sites to protect.

Connect each Site Recovery Manager Server to its own vCenter Server instance. Assign a unique Site Recovery Manager ID to each Site Recovery Manager Server.

For each Site Recovery Manager Server that you installed on a protected site, install a corresponding Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the shared recovery site.