With the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for Site Recovery Manager, you can automate the creation of your Site Recovery Manager infrastructure to add virtual machines to protection groups and configure recovery settings of virtual machines.
With the vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for 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 release notes of the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-In for vSphere Replication.
The vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for 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 replication 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
Configure virtual machine recovery settings
Create per-virtual machine recovery steps
Set the final power state of a recovered virtual machine
The plug-in provides actions and workflows that orchestrate recovery of virtual machines:
Start test, cleanup, failover, and reprotect a recovery plan
Cancel the currently running recovery plan
The plugin starts test, cleanup, failover, reprotect, and cancel and immediately finishes the workflow. You can monitor the plan progress in the vSphere Web Client.
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
The plug-in provides a workflow to configure a local site:
Search the local site's LookupService for the local Site Recovery Manager URL
Connect to the local Site Recovery Manager Server and retrieve the local Site Recovery Manager certificate
Prompt you to examine and import the Site Recovery Manager certificate into the vRealize Orchestrator trust store or not import if the certificate is incorrect
The plug-in provides a workflow to configure a remote site:
Obtain the RemoteSite LookupService URL from the local Site Recovery Manager extapi
Retrieve the remote site LookupService's SSL certificate
Prompt you to examine, import, or reject the LookupService certificate
After accepting the remote LookupService SSL certificate, search the remote site LookupService for the remote vCenter Server URL
Connect to the remote VC and retrieve its SSL certificate
Examine and import or reject this certificate
The workflows to configure local and remote sites assume that the vRealize Orchestrator trust store already contains the local site infrastructure node's SSL certificate and the local sitevCenter Server SSL certificate. In an embedded configuration, the vRealize Orchestrator trust store contains only one certificate. You must rerun the appropriate workflows if an administrator updates any of the SSL certificates.