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TLS Configuration Options For Site Recovery Manager 6.1.1 and later (2145910)

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TLS1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 protocols are enabled by default in Site Recovery Manager 6.1.1 and later. These protocols can be disabled  in Site Recovery Manager and vCenter Server manually.

Note: vCenter Server and Site Recovery Manager must support the same versions to prevent connectivity issues.


To disable a TLS protocol in Site Recovery Manager:
  1. On the Site Recovery Manager server navigate to C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\config.
  2. Create a backup of the vmware-dr.xml file.
  3. Open the vmware-dr.xml file in a plain text editor.
  4. In the <vmacore> section under <ssl> add the option <sslOptions>decimal value of the SSL/TLS protocol configuration</sslOptions>.

    To determine the decimal value of the SSL/TLS configuration.
    1. A logical disjunction must be applied to the hexadecimal values of  the SSL/TLS options and all protocols to disable.
    2. Convert the hexadecimal to decimal value. To get the values of protocol versions and SSL/TLS configuration options, see the table below.

      For example, to disable TLSv1.0, SSLv3, SSLv2, SSL/TLS compression, and SSL/TLS session ticket, you can use the following XML code block.


  5.  Restart the Site Recovery Manager service.
  6. Repeat steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the paired Site Recovery Manager site.

Hexadecimal Value
Decimal Value
SSL_OP_NO_SSLv2 0x01000000
SSL_OP_NO_SSLv3 0x02000000
SSL_OP_NO_TLSv1 0x04000000
SSL_OP_NO_TLSv1_1 0x10000000 268435456
SSL_OP_NO_TLSv1_2 0x08000000 134217728
SSL_OP_NO_COMPRESSION 0x00020000 131072
SSL_OP_NO_TICKET 0x00004000 16384

Note: Always include the values of SSL_OP_NO_COMPRESSION and SSL_OP_NO_TICKET when calculating the value of the SSL/TLS configuration to prevent the SSL/TLS compression and SSL/TLS session tickets from being enabled. Site Recovery Manager does not support the SSL/TLS compression and SSL/TLS session tickets.

For example, to disable SSLv2, SSLv3, and TLSv1.0, you can use:
SSL_OP_NO_SSLv2 | SSL_OP_NO_SSLv3 | SSL_OP_NO_TLSv1 | SSL_OP_NO_COMPRESSION | SSL_OP_NO_TICKET = 0x01000000L | 0x02000000L | 0x04000000L | 0x00020000L | 0x00004000L = 0x7024000L 

Convert the 0x7024000L to decimal value (17587968).

To re-enable a protocol, calculate the SSL/TLS configuration by including the SSL_OP_NO_COMPRESSION, SSL_OP_NO_TICKET, and only the protocols that must be disabled. For example, to re-enable TLSv1.0:


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