Inventory mappings provide default resources, folders, and networks for virtual machines to use when Site Recovery Manager creates placeholder virtual machines on the recovery site.

About this task

Unless you intend to configure mappings individually for each virtual machine in a protection group, configure inventory mappings for a site before you create protection groups.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Sites, and select a site.
  2. On the Manage tab, select the type of resource to configure.

    Option

    Action

    Network Mappings

    Map networks on the protected site to networks on the recovery site.

    Folder Mappings

    Map datacenters or virtual machine folders on the protected site to datacenters or virtual machine folders on the recovery site.

    Resource Mappings

    Map resource pools, standalone hosts, vApps, or clusters on the protected site to resource pools, standalone hosts, vApps, or clusters on the recovery site. You can map any type of resource on one site to any type of resource on the other site.

    Note:

    You cannot map individual hosts that are part of clusters to other resource objects.

  3. Click the icon to create a new mapping.
  4. Expand the inventory items on the left to select a resource on the local site.
  5. Expand the inventory items on the right to select a resource on the remote site to which to map the resource that you selected on the local site.

    You can map multiple items on the local site to a single item on the remote site. You can select only one item at a time on the remote site.

  6. Click Add mappings.
  7. (Optional) : Repeat 4 through 6 to map other resources of the same type from the local site to the remote site.
  8. (Optional) : Select the Create reverse mappings check box for each mapping.

    Selecting this option creates corresponding mappings from the item on the remote site to the item on the local site. You require reverse mappings to establish bidirectional protection and to run reprotect operations. You cannot select this option if two or more mappings have the same target on the remote site.

  9. Click OK to create the mappings.
  10. Repeat 2 through 9 to establish mappings for the remaining resource types.