VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 – Configure SRM Array Manager

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In the previous post, we looked at configuring Replication in EMC UnityVSA appliances and created a new LUN that is being replicated in SRM 6.5.

In this post, we will come to the Site Recovery Manager and configure SRM 6.5 array manager. Array Manager is an SRM component.

After you pair the protected site and recovery site, we need to configure their respective array managers so that Site Recovery Manager can discover replicated devices, compute datastore groups, and initiate storage operations.

You would typically configure array managers only once after you connect the sites. You do not need to reconfigure them unless array manager connection information or credentials change, or you want to use a different set of arrays.

Log into the vSphere Web Client of the protected site, click Site Recovery > Array-Based Replication. In the Objects tab, click the icon to add an array manager.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Select from two options: Add a pair of array managers or Add a single array manager. I will be doing the former.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Select a site or pair of sites for the array manager and click Next.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Select the array manager type that you want Site Recovery Manager to use from the SRA Type table and click Next.

Note: If no manager type appears, rescan for SRAs or check that you have installed an SRA on the Site Recovery Manager Server host.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Enter a name for the array in the Display Name text box and Provide the required information for the type of SRA you selected. Click Next.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Provide information of the secondary UnityVSA here.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

On the Enable array pairs page, select the array pair to enable, then click Next.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Review the configuration and click Finish.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

Once the addition is complete, you can verify as below on both the protected and recovery sites.

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.5) Part 10 - Configure SRM Array Manager

That’s it! We have successfully configured array managers for both sites in SRM 6.5. In the next post, we will look at creating protection groups.

I hope this has been informative and thank you for reading!

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I am Adil Arif, working as a Senior Technical Support Engineer at Rubrik as well as an independent blogger and founder of Enterprise Daddy. In my current role, I am supporting infrastructure related to Windows and VMware datacenters.

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