1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 18, 2019 7:52 AM by ktraykov

    Does SRM make rest API calls via SRA to Storage Array

    eugenicp4 Lurker

      Author : Iliyan Iliev

      URL : http:////docs.vmware.com/en/Site-Recovery-Manager/8.2/com.vmware.srm.admin.doc/GUID-71946C95-1C68-4572-8F3F-BA2D0ECB2242.html

      Topic Name : Configure Array-Based Replication

      Publication Name : Site Recovery Manager Administration

      Product/Version : Site Recovery Manager/8.2

      Question :

      Example: To create a snapshot how the rest API calls are made from SRM to Storage Array

        • 1. Re: Does SRM make rest API calls via SRA to Storage Array
          ktraykov Lurker
          VMware Employees



          The actual communication to the storage array is handled by SRA. SRA is vendor specific component. It's up to the storage vendor how to implement the communication between SRA and their storage array, SRM has nothing to do with that.


          SRM 8.2 communicates with the SRA using a simple command entry point - in SRM Windows it's a perl script (command.pl) and in SRM Virtual Appliance it's just "command" that transfers the data to the SRA packaged as a Docker container.


          For more details I would recommend to check the attached SRA specs:

          1) Sra20Spec.pdf - this is the main SRA spec document describing all the SRA commands format of requests/responses etc.

          2) Sra20ContainerizedSRAs.pdf - this is an appendix specially that explains the containerized SRAs for VA