Category Archives: Site Recovery Manager

SRM 6.1 Support for Stretched Storage Cluster

At the US VMworld at the end of August 2015 VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.1 was announced. Once of the new features of this release is the support for stretched storage clusters. A stretched cluster is where your storage … Continue reading

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Veeam Recovery Plans

I am excited to see that the latest version of Veeam Backup & Replication (v8) includes “Recovery Plans” and “Failover Plans”. I’m looking forward to getting this installed within my lab to see how it compares to VMware’s Site Recovery … Continue reading

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SRM 5.8

At VMWorld 2014 VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.8. One of the main features this brings is full integration with the vSphere Web Client. Previous versions required the c# client. This has held people back from moving to … Continue reading

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VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1.x Installation

While installing VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1.x I had an issue where the service failed to start with the following error message The setup was as follows: – vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 on its own server SQL Server 2008 … Continue reading

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VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1 and IBM N series (NetApp) SRA

I had an issue with VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.1 with the IBM N series SRA and suspect it would be the same with the NetApp SRA. SRM version installed 5.1.1, N series SRA version 2.0.1 installed. When discovering replicated … Continue reading

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Carefully Plan Filer Names and Volume Names when using VMware Site Recovery Manager with NetApp / IBM N series SRA

I have been struggling with an issue reprotecting a Protection Group within VMware Site Recovery Manager with the IBM N series (NetApp) Storage Replication Adapter. The first step Configure Storage to Reverse Direction would fail with “Error – Failed to … Continue reading

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