Part 3 – Installing SRM 6

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 administrator@vsphere.local 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.


Click Install.


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!

Part 1 – Introduction to SRM 6.1

Part 2 – SRM 6.1 Home Lab Setup

Part 3 – Installing SRM 6

Part 4 – Installing HP VSA on VMware Worstation – Step By Step

Part 4 – Installing HP Virtual Store VSA on ESXi – Step By Step

Part 5 – Install HP CMC for VSA – Step by Step

Part 6 – Creating Management Groups, Volumes and Presenting them to ESXi – HP VSA

Part 7 – Scheduling Array Based Replication – HP VSA

Part 8 – Pairing Sites and Installing HP-SRA on SRM 6

Part 9 – Configure and Rescan SRM Array Managers

Part 10 – Understanding Inventory Mappings and Other Terms.

Part 11 – Configure Inventory Mappings

Part 12 – Creating Protection Group

Part 13 – Creating a Recovery Plan

Part 14 – Configuring a Recovery Plan

Part 15 – Test a Recovery Plan

Part 16 – Cleanup after testing a Recovery Plan

Part 17 – Running a Recovery