Rayes
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Based on what Does VMware SRM 8.4 take a decision to start recover activity on DR site

Hello,

All document i had read said SRM will protect VMs in case a main site fail, however what if loss network connectivity between sites or other reason !

So i want to know what's the reason make SRM start recover VMs in DR-Site.

Thanks

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ashilkrishnan
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Hi @Rayes ,

SRM does not perform automatic failover. Planned migration/Disaster recovery is performed manually(by a user) depending upon scenarios, so there is no false positive failovers.

Hope that answers the question.

 

 

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Rayes
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Hello ashlikkrishnan,

 

you mean if site fail you need to manually start your VMs in DR site ?

 

 

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ashilkrishnan
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@Rayes , Yes that's right. If Site-A goes down, you need to login from Site-B and perform recovery of required plans.

 

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Rayes
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@ashilkrishnan  then What's the different between it & vSphere replication !!

 

Does VMware provide an automatic solution to protect VMs between sites.

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ashilkrishnan
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@Rayes ,

SRM orchestrates and automates certain recovery tasks (Recover multiple VMs, storage mount, VM register, IP customization, custom power on scripts,etc.) for you when triggered. SRM works with two replication technologies: vSphere replication and storage based replication.

SRM itself does not replicate any objects. SRM can either be combined with vSphere replication or a storage array level replication for recovery tasks:

This should answer most of the questions: 

SRM FAQs  (Refer questions under 'Product Requirements' & 'Product Features')

https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2017/06/22/srm-array-based-replication-vs-vsphere-replication... 

I am not aware of any automatic failover solutions from VMware.

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