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.

If you start the site connection from one of the protected sites, Site Recovery Manager uses the Site Recovery Manager ID that you set during installation to connect to the corresponding Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the recovery site.

If you start the site connection from one of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the shared recovery site, and you try to connect to a protected site that has a Site Recovery Manager Server extension with a different Site Recovery Manager ID, the connection fails with an error.

You installed Site Recovery Manager Server on one or more protected sites.

You installed one or more Site Recovery Manager Server instances on a shared recovery site.

You assigned the same Site Recovery Manager extension ID to a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on a protected site and to a Site Recovery Manager Server instance on the shared recovery site.

1

Connect to the vSphere Web Client for a site, click Site Recovery > Sites, and select a site.

2

Right-click the site and select Pair Site.

3

Enter the address of the Platform Services Controller for the Site Recovery Manager Server on the remote site, and click Next.

The address that you provide for the Platform Services Controller must be an exact match of the of address that you provided when you installed Site Recovery Manager Server on the remote site.

Important

To facilitate IP address changes in your infrastructure, provide a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) whenever possible, rather than an IP address.

4

Select the vCenter Server instance with which Site Recovery Manager Server is registered on the remote site, provide the vCenter Single Sign-On username and password, and click Finish.

If several Site Recovery Manager Server instances are registered with this vCenter Server instance, Site Recovery Manager connects to the Site Recovery Manager Server instance that has the corresponding Site Recovery Manager ID.

5

Repeat Step 1 to Step 4 to configure the site pairing for all of the sites that use the shared recovery site.

6

(Optional) In the vSphere Web Client for the shared recovery site, click Site Recovery > Sites.

All of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances that connect to vCenter Server on the shared recovery site appear in the list. All of the Site Recovery Manager Server instances on the protected sites that are paired with instances on the shared recovery site also appear.

7

(Optional) Select a site in the list and click the Summary tab to see information about the remote site that this site is paired with.