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SRM Configuration

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum but hoping to get solutions of my issues. I am using VMware VSphere 4 with two sites, on for protection and the other for recovery. I have installed SRM on Sites for testing purpose.

I would like to know that I am not using any External storgae /Array like SAN or NAS and using the direct storage with ESX servers. When I am trying to setup tyhe Site Recovery I could not confiure Array becaue of the above reason.

When I try to create protection group, I couldnt do that as the create option is disabled

Therefore, When I create a recovery plan I couldnt find any protection group in the list.

The configuration I have made on Recovery sites are not reflected on Protection site and vice versa. while connection is configured successfully and showing connected.

I would appreciate if any of you can guide me in this regard ? as I am not sure whether I can use SRM with storage.

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Waydees

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Michelle_Laveri
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Can't be done.

SRM requires shared storage - with arrays that replicate with either SAN, iSCSI or NFS.

From a vendor recognised on the HCL...

Even replication engines that install to the ESX hosts like Veeam vReplicator or VizionCore Replicator - or NOT certified for use with SRM.

SO as you have correctly discovered - no Array Manage configuration = no protection groups = no recover plans...

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Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book:http://stores.lulu.com/rtfm

Free PDF or at-cost Hard Copy

Regards
Michelle Laverick
@m_laverick
http://www.michellelaverick.com

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Michelle_Laveri
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Can't be done.

SRM requires shared storage - with arrays that replicate with either SAN, iSCSI or NFS.

From a vendor recognised on the HCL...

Even replication engines that install to the ESX hosts like Veeam vReplicator or VizionCore Replicator - or NOT certified for use with SRM.

SO as you have correctly discovered - no Array Manage configuration = no protection groups = no recover plans...

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book:http://stores.lulu.com/rtfm

Free PDF or at-cost Hard Copy

Regards
Michelle Laverick
@m_laverick
http://www.michellelaverick.com
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waydees
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Thanks Mike for your promot and perfect reply. I would be greatful to you if you could advise me for setting up my Vmware site with high availabilty and Business continuty. I dont have any SAN but interested to go for the option of SAN with two VMWare Hosts and a remote site for business continuty. I just wanted to know that if I go for VMWare Vsphere Enterprise with SRM , would i be able to achive my goal ? or I need to go for a third party solution for replication b/w local and remote sites ? Any suggestion and advise in this respect would be highly appreciated.

Regards

WAYDEES

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Michelle_Laveri
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Thanks Mike for your promot and perfect reply. I would be greatful to you if you could advise me for setting up my Vmware site with high availabilty and Business continuty. I dont have any SAN but interested to go for the option of SAN with two VMWare Hosts and a remote site for business continuty. I just wanted to know that if I go for VMWare Vsphere Enterprise with SRM , would i be able to achive my goal ? or I need to go for a third party solution for replication b/w local and remote sites ? Any suggestion and advise in this respect would be highly appreciated.

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WAYDEES

Firstly, I'm not sure if SRM requires Enterprise - I would check your requirements before buying this SKU.

As for SRM, there's no point in buying it - UNLESS you intend to acquire two SANs (EMC? HP EVA?, HP Lefthand?, Dell Equillogics?, NetApp?)

If you don't there host based systems like VizionCore's Replicator or Veeam Backup/Replication that you could use - which would be less functional but more cost affective options...

Regards

Mike

Regards

Mike Laverick

RTFM Education

http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk

Author of the SRM Book:http://stores.lulu.com/rtfm

Free PDF or at-cost Hard Copy

Regards
Michelle Laverick
@m_laverick
http://www.michellelaverick.com
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