With the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Site Recovery Manager, you can automate the creation of your Site Recovery Manager infrastructure, to add virtual machines to protection groups, and to configure the recovery settings of virtual machines.

With the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Site Recovery Manager you can protect virtual machines by adding them to array-based replication or to vSphere Replication protection groups. The plug-in does not automate the configuration of vSphere Replication on virtual machines. You can use the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication to configure vSphere Replication on virtual machines, or configure vSphere Replication manually. For information about the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication, see the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication 6.0 Release Notes.

Because of the significant effect that running a recovery has on the protected and recovery sites, you cannot use the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Site Recovery Manager to automate test recovery, planned migration, or disaster recovery. Recovery is too sensitive to automate and always requires human intervention.

The vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for vCenter Site Recovery Manager includes vRealize Orchestrator actions, workflows, policy templates to trigger actions when certain events occur, and scripting objects to expose selected elements of the Site Recovery Manager API to workflows.

  • The plug-in provides actions and workflows that create a Site Recovery Manager infrastructure:

    • Create array-based protection groups and vSphere Replication protection groups

    • Create inventory mappings between matching objects

    • Add protection groups to existing recovery plans

  • The plug-in provides actions and workflows that protect virtual machines:

    • Protect a virtual machine by using an existing array-based protection group

    • Protect a virtual machine by using an existing vSphere Replication protection group

  • The plug-in provides actions and workflows that configure recovery settings on virtual machines:

    • Set the recovery priority

    • Create per-virtual machine recovery steps

    • Set the final power state of a recovered virtual machine

  • The plug-in provides actions and workflows that obtain information from Site Recovery Manager Server:

    • List protected datastores

    • List protection groups and recovery plans

    • Find array-based protection groups by datastore

    • Get unassigned replication datastores and recovery plan states