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VMware on AWS SRM Configuration

I don’t known about you guys but I have always liked SRM and consider it to be a robust automation tool for any disaster recovery strategy.  SRM is offered as an addon on VMware on AWS and can be activated in a couple of clicks! In this blog post we will go through the process of getting SRM up and running between an on-prem SDDC and an SDDC on VMC.

The Architecture

The Setup

I am going to start by setting up a VPN between my on premise environment and my SDDC on VMC.

Once the VPN is up and running, I am going to run  the firewall rule accelerator which will create all the required firewall rules. Please note, you will need to make similar changes on your on-premise firewall. Requirements below:

To enable management and API access:
  1. Allow inbound service HTTPS (TCP 433) to vCenter
  2. Allow inbound service SRM Server Management (TCP 9086) to Site Recovery Manager
  3. Allow inbound service VR Server Management (TCP 8043) to vSphere Replication
  4. Allow outbound service Any (All Traffic) from vCenter, Site Recovery Manager, and vSphere Replication
To enable replication traffic:
  1. Allow inbound service VM Replication (TCP 31031, 44046) to vSphere Replication
  2. Allow outbound service Any (All Traffic) from ESXi Management Only

 

Let’s now navigate to the Add ons section and activate Site Recovery. The install will take few minutes.

Now log on to your site recovery URL and click on configure a new site pair.

Enter required details.

Click on Connect.

Select the vCenters and services you would like to pair.

Click Next and accept the certificate.

Click Finish.

The sites should now be paired.

You can now proceed to configure you SRM environment as per usual.

 

I hope you found this post helpful. Thank you for reading.

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