rnotaro1025
Contributor
Contributor

Process for removing a dead SRM server(s)

Cant seem to find the process on removing SRM servers that no longer exist. Have two that I need to cleanup. Anyone have a link to the steps?

This error appears at the top when you login to SRM

Unable to retrieve pairs from extension server at https://X.X.X.X:9086/vcdr/vmomi/sdk.Unable to connect to Site Recovery Manager Server at https://X.X.X>X:9086/vcdr/vmomi/sdk. Reason: java.net.ConnectException: Timeout connecting to [/X.X.X.X:9086]

 

SRM Server at X.X.X.X is unreachable

 

SRM Server at X.X.X.Y is unreachable.

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yatigammanabnd
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Ah, yes, this has been a long time bugbear of mine (we do a lot of SRM testing with our Adapter and frequently find ourselves in this state!)

Anywho, the solution, if what you described is what I am thinking,
is to enter your vSphere's MOB browser, -> Content -> Properties -> Extention Manager. Then find the SRM extentions at fault (They'll be named *com.vmware.vcDr* -... or something like that). Copy the name/string and use to unregister the extentions. Now hopefully your errors have gone.

I think a few pages had the steps, I'll find one to link for you...

How to remove SRM extension from vCenter Server | Default Reasoning

oh, and actually, I found another thread with this question too!

How to remove stale Site - VMware Technology Network VMTN

 

anywho, good luck!

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vFouad
Leadership
Leadership

After you have manually removed the SRM instance from the MOB, you may want to health check your vCenter server; maybe take a look at VDT: https://flings.vmware.com/vsphere-diagnostic-tool it runs on the VC and has found many instances where left over registrations/duplicate SRM registrations have been left behind...

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