Now that we have an idea on how to set up lab for the SRM, let’s get going with the installation of SRM in this post. SRM has to be installed at both Protected and Recovery Site. I am using Windows 2008 R2 machines for the SRM installation. Before installing SRM, we need to have the PSC and vCenter server and Database DSN details handy in case of an external DB. Since this is for demo purposes, we will be using the Single Site topology with shared PSC as our SRM deployment model.
Run the SRM installation file and on the below screen click Next.
Accept the EULA and click Next
Make sure all the prerequisites are met before continuing with the installation. Once Done, click Next.
Specify the installation folder and click Next.
Enter the PSC details and provide the email@example.com credentials on the below screen and click Next.
Accept the certificate generated for the PSC.
Once a connection with the PSC is established, the installation wizard lists the vCenter Servers associated with that PSC. Using the drop down, select the right vCenter for the installation.
Accept the certificated generated for the vCenter Server.
On the Next screen, Enter the Local Site name, this is how the Site appears as in the SRM console on the web client. Provide all other details and click Next.
If you have more than one Protected Site with a common Recovery Site, use the Plug-in ID for each SRM pair. Click Next.
Click Next on the Next screen with default selection unless you have a PKCS#12 file generated, remember, this is not a CA certificate.
Enter the Organization details for certificate creation.
Select the type of Database you will be using on the Next screen. If you have a DB instance on SQL Server or Oracle click custom database and click Next.
Since i am using an embedded database, installation wizard asks for the DSN, user name and password details that needs to be setup for the database. Click Next.
Specify the account details to be used for the SRM service to run. Account must be a local admin on the server and also have the Log on as a service right enabled, although SRM installation wizard fixes this for you.
Once the installation is complete, you should end up at the below screen and click Finish to complete the installation.
Hope this was informative. Thanks!