VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1.0.2 | 18 MAY 2018 | Build 8527244 

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 | 17 APR 2018 | Build 8255892 

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Appliance 6.7 | 12 APR 2018 | Build 8183617 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1.0.2 | 18 MAY 2018| Build 8527244 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1.0.1 | 20 APR 2018| Build 8311425 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 | 17 APR 2018| Build 8255892 | Release Notes

Check frequently for additions and updates to these release notes.

For information about the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 patch releases, see the corresponding section of these release notes.

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New in VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 provides the following new feature:

  • Support for monitoring multiple Site Recovery Manager instances at the same time from a single vRealize Operations Manager appliance.

About the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 allows VMware administrators to monitor the local Site Recovery Manager Windows services in VMware vRealzie Operations Manager. The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager provides capabilities for monitoring the connectivity between Site Recovery Manager instances, the availability of a remote Site Recovery Manager instance, and the status of Protection Groups and Recovery Plans in Site Recovery Manager. Alarms are generated when there are Site Recovery Manager Server connectivity issues encountered or Protection Groups and Recovery Plans are in error state. The user interface provides statistics for the number of SRM-related objects and how many of them have errors.

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 release runs with VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7. For more information on interoperability with earlier or later releases of VMware vRealize Operations Manager, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

You can download the vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.1 from the download page.

Installation and Configuration

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1 software requires VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7, and Site Recovery Manager 8.1. For information on installing VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7, see Installing vRealize Operations Manager in the vRealize Operations Manager documentation. For information on installing Site Recovery Manager 8.1, see Installing Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation.

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.1 software is distributed as PAK file. You install and configure the management pack by using the vRealize Operations Manager interface.

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager.
  2. Select Administration > Solustions in the left pane.
  3. Click the Add icon to start the wizard.
  4. Navigate to the VMware-srm-vrops-mp-8.1.0-<build number>.pak file and click Upload. When the pak file is uploaded click Next.
  5. Read and agree to the end-user license agreement. Click Next to install the management pack.
  6. Review the installation progress, and click Finish when the installation completes.

After the installation you must configure the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.1 so that vRealize Operation Manager can collect data from the target system. The minimum role required to collect data is Ready-only. For more information on roles and permissions, see Site Recovery Manager Privileges, Roles, and Permissions and vCenter Server System Roles.

  1. Select Administration > Solustions in the left pane.
  2. On the Solutions tab, select Srm Adapter, and click Configure on the toolbar.
  3. Enter the required information in the Manage Solutions wizard and click Save Settings.

 

Caveats and Limitations

  • Restarting the Site Recovery Manager services during the first collection cycle of vRealize Operations Manager results in dashboard widgets not working. If this happens, you must re-install the Site Recovery Manager adapter or adapters.
  • Storage policy protection groups (SPPG) and  SPPG-related information such as objects, inventory tree, and metrics are not reflected in vRealize Operations Manager.

Available Patch Releases

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1.0.2 Express Patch

Released 18 MAY 2018 | Build 8527244

  • VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.1.0.2 Express Patch Release provides bug fixes.

Resolved Issues

  • NEW  vSphere Replication Protection Group status is not reflected in widget for Protection Groups in a "Not configured" status

    If you have vSphere Replication Protection Groups in a Not configured status, their status in not reflected correctly in the Protection Groups Status widget.

    This issue is fixed.

Known Issues

  • Srm Configuration Summary does not always show Recovery Plans and Protection Groups pies

    The Srm Configuration Summary does not always show Recovery Plans and Protection Groups pies.

    Workaround: Edit the Dashboard and choose Srm World object manually for each view, then save the dashboard.

  • When a Protection Group or a Recovery Plan is removed, the associated alarms, if any, do not disappear

    When a Protection Group or a Recovery Plan is removed, the associated alarms, if any, do not disappear. The alarms are visible under All alarms in the UI. This does not affect the health of the Site Recovery Manager Site. It is calculated correctly.

    Workaround: Delete the alarms manually.

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