Upgrade SRM 8.4 to 8.8
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Upgrade SRM 8.4 to 8.8

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Article ID: 321929

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Issue/Introduction

The steps to upgrade Site Recovery Manager (SRM ) from 8.3 to 8.7 is to follow the release notes in 8.4. If current version is SRM 8.3 migrate from Windows to an Appliance 8.4 prior upgrading to 8.6 then to 8.7.  SRM versions 8.7.x virtual appliance and 8.6.x virtual appliance upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 8.8.

 

Migration to Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance

You can migrate your Site Recovery Manager 8.3.x instance from Windows to the Site Recovery Manager 8.4 Virtual Appliance. For information about the migration procedure, see Migrate from Site Recovery Manager for Windows to Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance.


SRM upgrade path https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.4/rn/srm-releasenotes-8-4.html#compatibility

  • Site Recovery Manager 8.4 is compatible with vSphere 6.5 and later, and supports ESXi versions that vCenter Server 7.0 supports.
  • Site Recovery Manager 8.4 requires a supported vCenter Server version on both the protected site and the recovery site.


Resolution

Before upgrading know the upgrade path for Site Recovery Manager by checking the Interoperability.

VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes at https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/Upgrade 


For the unpublished information of SRM 8.4 to 8.7. Please also track other VMware products you might have installed that will be impacted by a SRM upgrade and plan accordingly https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/Interoperability?col=647,&row=0, 


Compatibility Matrices for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6  https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.6/rn/srm-compat-matrix-8-6.html#upgrade-paths

  • You can upgrade existing installations of the Site Recovery Manager 8.4.x virtual appliance and the Site Recovery Manager 8.5.x virtual appliance to the Site Recovery Manager 8.6 virtual appliance.
  • SRM 8.6 is compatible with vCenter 7.0 and later
     

Compatibility Matrices for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.7 https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.7/rn/compatibility-matrices-for-vmware-site-recovery-manager-87/index.html#Release-Note-Section-12222

  • You can upgrade existing installations of the Site Recovery Manager 8.5.x virtual appliance and the Site Recovery Manager 8.6.x virtual appliance to the Site Recovery Manager 8.7 virtual appliance.
  • Site Recovery Manager 8.7 is compatible with vCenter Server 7.0 and later versions
     

Compatibility Matrices for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.8 https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.8/rn/compatibility-matrices-for-vmware-site-recovery-manager-88/index.html

  • You can upgrade existing installations of the Site Recovery Manager 8.7.x virtual appliance and the Site Recovery Manager 8.6.x virtual appliance to the Site Recovery Manager 8.8 virtual appliance.
  • Site Recovery Manager 8.8 is compatible with vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3 and later versions. Site Recovery Manager supports the vCenter Server appliance (vCSA) on either or both of the protected and recovery sites.


Compatibility of vCenter version with SRM https://interopmatrix.vmware.com/Interoperability?col=647,&row=2,

Order of upgrading Site Recovery Manager Products with vCenter versions, ESXi versions and VMware Tools https://docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.8/srm-installation-and-configuration/GUID-E7B47738-C63D-4A05-9A13-7C5FF20801A7.html