rkumar_1
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How Can we deploy VM Ware SRM with diffrent vendor Storages ( Example IBM & EMC )

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Can we deploy SRM with disimiler storages---- IBM & EMC ? is it possible I have deployed SRM with IBM XIV GEN3 at both sites

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RK

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rcporto
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Can we deploy SRM with disimiler storages---- IBM & EMC ?

Yes, you can, but take in mind the following:

You can configure Site Recovery Manager to use more than one type of storage array, but you cannot store the virtual machine disks for a single virtual machine on multiple arrays from different vendors. You must store all of the disks for a virtual machine on the same array.

Source: Install Storage Replication Adapters



is it possible I have deployed SRM with IBM XIV GEN3 at both sites

Yes, but you must install the SRA on protected and recovery sites.

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Richardson Porto
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rkumar_1
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Hi Richardson

Thank you so much for your kind replay , for more info on same topic

Can we configure SRAs of diffrent storages in same SRM Server ? like IBM ob both sites ? and EMC on both sites?

Option 2:--- IBM BOX on primary site and EMC BOX on secondary site ? ( here we are talking different storage vendors?

replication has to configure right before configuration of recovery groups ? if replication is not support between ibm & emc boxes then how we  can configure recovery groups ?

Thnaks

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rcporto
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Can we configure SRAs of diffrent storages in same SRM Server ? like IBM ob both sites ? and EMC on both sites?

Yes.

Option 2:--- IBM BOX on primary site and EMC BOX on secondary site ? ( here we are talking different storage vendors?

replication has to configure right before configuration of recovery groups ? if replication is not support between ibm & emc boxes then how we  can configure recovery groups ?

You will not be able to replicate between storage array from different vendors. An option is to use vSphere Replication, but take in mind that with VR you will only have the asynchronous replications.

Another option, that may require licensing, is for example use the IBM storages to virtualize your EMC storages and configure your vSphere to see only the IBM storage and you will have to deal only with SRA for IBM.

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Richardson Porto
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