First step after the Site Recovery Manager installation is pairing the SRM Protected and Recovery sites. This process is called as SRM Site Pairing. Once site pairing is completed, you will be able to see both the 2 SRM sites start appearing under site recovery plug-in in vSphere web client. Site pairing can be done either at the protected site or the recovery site. SRM site pairing is a straight forward and simple procedure. let’s take a look at step by step procedure to configure SRM site pairing.
Configuring SRM Site Pairing
Login to your Protected Site vCenter server using vSphere web client and click on “Site Recovery” Plug-in in the home page. Select Sites.
Under Sites, You will be able to see the Protected Site name. Click on Summary Tab and Click on “Pair Sites” under Guide to Configure SRM.
Provide the Platform service controller address of your SRM remote site (recovery site).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. Leave the Port number as default ,if you dont have any custom port for PSC. Click Next.
This page displays the vCenter Server instance in which Site Recovery Manager Server is registered on the remote site. Enter the vCenter server Single sign-on (SSO) credentials and click on Finish. The connection process proceeds automatically after authentication with the correct privileges established.
Once site Pairing is established between protected and recovery site. You will be able to see the remote site appears under Sites in the Site Recovery Manager interface. It displays the information about the primary site and Paired site.
That’s it. very simple isn’t it. We are done with Site Recovery Manager site pairing. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!!. Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.
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