Pairing protected and recovery sites

You must pair the protected and recovery sites created using your vSphere Client to enable Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) to discover the storage systems.

Before you begin

About this task

SnapMirror fan-out configurations are those where a source volume is replicated to two different destinations. These create a problem during recovery when SRM needs to recover the virtual machinefrom destination.
Note: Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) does not support fan-out SnapMirror configurations.


  1. Double-click Site Recovery on the vSphere Client home page, and then click Sites.
  2. Click Objects > Actions > Pair Sites.
  3. In the Pair Site Recovery Manager Servers dialog box, enter the address of the protected site’s Platform Services Controller, and then click Next.
  4. In the Select vCenter Server section, do the following:
    1. Verify that the protected site’s vCenter Server appears as a matching candidate to pair.
    2. Enter the SSO administrative credentials, and then click Finish.
  5. If prompted, click Yes to accept the security certificates.


Both the protected and recovery sites will appear in the Objects dialog box.