You can use array-based replication with Site Recovery Manager in a shared recovery site configuration in the same way as you do in a standard one-to-one configuration.

Before you begin

  • You installed Site Recovery Manager in a shared recovery site configuration.

  • You connected the protected sites with the shared recovery site.

About this task

To use array-based replication with Site Recovery Manager in a shared recovery site configuration, you must install storage arrays and storage replication adapters (SRA) on each of the protected sites. Each protected site can use a different type of storage array.

Each protected site can either share the same storage on the shared recovery site, or you can allocate storage individually for each protected site. You can use storage from multiple vendors on the shared recovery site, as long as they correspond to storage that you use on the respective protected sites. You must install the appropriate SRA for each type of storage that you use on the shared recovery site.

For information about protection and recovery limits when you use array-based replication with Site Recovery Manager in a shared recovery site configuration, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2119336.

Procedure

  1. Set up storage arrays on the protected sites following the instructions that your storage array provides.
  2. Install the appropriate SRAs on Site Recovery Manager Server systems on the protected sites.
  3. Install the appropriate SRAs on Site Recovery Manager Server systems on the shared recovery site.
  4. Configure the array managers on the protected sites and on the shared recovery sites.
  5. Configure the mappings from the resources on the protected sites to resources on the shared recovery site and configure the placeholder datastores.

Results

The shared recovery site is ready to receive replicated virtual machines that you recover from the protected sites by using array-based replication.