VMware Site Recovery Manager - unable to create site connection or pair
Posted on 2013-10-31
I have SRM setup in two locations on two seperate vCenter servers and cannot create a site pair. I am connected to a vCenter server called omigalb-vc2 (cluster name = OMIG800NP) and try to create a connection to omigdr-vc1 (cluster name = OMIG-DR). I enter the name of the vCenter server "omigdr-vc1.domain then my administration user account. It tries to connect for a minute or two then i receive the following error:
Cannot pair SRM server with itself. OMIG800NP is already registered with omigalb-vc2.domain:80
Call "DrRemoteSiteManager.ProbeDrConnection" for object "DrRemoteSiteManager" on Server "omigalb-vc2.domain" failed.
When I try it from the other site, I receive the same error but with the reverse names.
I am using the following version of software in both sites.
ESXi 5.1.0 build 1065491
vCenter Server 5.5.0 build 1312298
vSphere Client 5.5.0 build 1281650
SRM 5.5 (SRM Plugin Build: 1315893)