Learn SRM – Part 7 – Configure Site Pairing for both Protected and Recovery Sites in VMware SRM 8.1

In earlier posts, we installed SRM and other components in both Protected and Recovery sites. Now we need to pair both sites so that it can be connected to each other.

  • Login to vCenter server using vSphere Web Client.
  • Go to Home page and Click on Site Recovery.

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  • Click on Open Site Recovery.

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  • Open Site Recovery Console. You will get option “New Site Pair“. Click on it.

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  • Enter Site Details. Select Recovery Site vCenter Server.

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  • Provide PSC server name for Recovery vCenter Server. In our case, PSC is installed embedded with vCenter. Click on Next.

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  • Click on Connect.


  • Select vCenter Server of Recovery Site and Click on Next.

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  • Select Site Recovery Manager in Services options. Click on Next.


  • Connect to Security Alert.


  • Site Pairing has been completed. Review the configuration and Click on Finish.

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  • Now open SRM Console again and review both sites. It should be in Connected State.
  • Click on View Details.

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  • Login to your Recovery Site using SSO credentials.


  • Here is first look of VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 Console.

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That’s all from Site Pairing. Stay tuned to next article.

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