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VMware Site Recovery Manager Multi-Site Pair Deployment

I was recently involved in a data center migration project, which used VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) as the migration tool to move virtual machines between 3 DCs. The diagram below shows how the setup looks like. The version of SRM is 8.1. [SiteA] <----> [SiteB] <----> [SiteC] VMware documentation refer the above scenario as Shared Recovery Site. For each site-pair, you will need to deploy individual SRM server to ensure the SRM Plug-in ID is unique to that pair. So in our case, SiteB-C pair requires a new SRM server in Site B and Site C. Install SRM The steps below shows the configuration details of the installation process on each SRM server. 1. Provide the PSC server details of the site 2. Provide the vCenter server details of the site 3. Provide the local SRM extension details 4. This is the most important part of the configuration. Make sure you choose Custom Site Recovery Manager Plug-in Identifier . The Plug-in ID needs to be the same on both Site