Is it possible to use SRM with SDRS? We actually use SRM 5 (we plan to upgrade to 5.8 in a near futur). We would like to implement SDRS on our protected site and I was asking myself how SRM could work with SDRS.
We use a NetApp SAN with SRA.
Take a look at SRM 5.5 release notes: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.5 Release Notes
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 adds the following new features and improvements.
- Use Storage DRS and Storage vMotion on sites that SRM protects:
- vSphere Replication supports movement of virtual machines by Storage DRS and Storage vMotion on the protected site. See Using SRM with vSphere Replication on Sites with Storage DRS or Storage vMotion.
- Array-based replication supports movement of virtual machines by Storage DRS and Storage vMotion within a consistency group. See Using SRM with Array-Based Replication on Sites with Storage DRS or Storage vMotion.
As see above it is possible, the persistent state files are moved with the VM which maintains the current replication state of the VM without requiring a full resync after initiating a SvMotion operation or a SDRS operation.
This blog is worth to read: http://cormachogan.com/2013/12/02/vsphere-5-5-storage-enhancements-part-5-vr-svmotionsdrs-interop/
We can expect even more improvement on SRM interop wih SDRS in upcoming vSphere release.