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. Select whether to create the mapping automatically or manually and click Next.

    Option

    Description

    Automatically

    Site Recovery Manager automatically maps networks and folders on the protected site to networks and folders on the recovery site that have the same name. Automatic mapping is only available for network and folder mappings. You must configure resource mappings manually.

    Manually

    To map specific networks, folders, and resources on the protected site to specific networks, folders, and resources on the recovery site.

  5. Select the items on the protected site to map to items on the recovery site.
    • If you selected automatic mapping, expand the inventory items on the left to select a parent node on the local site, for example a datacenter or a folder, then expand the inventory items on the right to select a parent node on the remote site.

    • If you selected manual mapping, expand the inventory items on the left to select a specific resource on the local site, then expand the inventory items on the right to select the resource on the remote site to which to map this resource.

    If you select manual mapping, 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.

    The mappings appear at the bottom of the page. If you selected automatic mapping, Site Recovery Manager automatically maps all of the items under the node that you selected on the protected site to items that have the same name under the node that you selected on the recovery site.

  7. (Optional) : Repeat 5 through 6 to map other resources of the same type from the local site to the remote site.
  8. (Optional) : Click Next, and on the Prepare reverse mappings page, select the check box for a 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 Finish to create the mappings.
  10. Repeat 2 through 9 to establish mappings for the remaining resource types.