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VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 Release Notes

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 | 09 MAY 2019 | Build 13480383 | Download

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Appliance 7.5 | 11 APR 2019 | Build 13165949 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 | 09 MAY 2019 | Build 13480383 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance 8.2 | 09 MAY 2019 | Build 13481390 | Release Notes

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What's New VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 provides the following new features:

  • New views in the Site Recovery Manager dashboards, displaying the Recovery status and count of virtual machines, part of a Recovery Plan.
  • New alarm when a virtual machine is part of one or more protection groups but is not included in any recovery plans.

About the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 allows VMware administrators to monitor the local Site Recovery Manager Windows services in VMware vRealize 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 8.2 release runs with VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5. 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 8.2 from the download page.

Installation and Configuration

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.2 software requires VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, and Site Recovery Manager 8.2. For information on installing VMware vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, see Installing vRealize Operations Manager in the vRealize Operations Manager documentation. For information on installing Site Recovery Manager 8.1.2, see Installing Site Recovery Manager in the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation.

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.2 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 > Solutions > Repository in the left pane.
  3. Click Add a Management Pack.
  4. Navigate to the VMware-srm-vrops-mp-8.2-<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 8.2 so that vRealize Operation Manager can collect data from the target system.

  1. Select Administration > Solutions > Configuration in the left pane.
  2. On the Configuration 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 are not reflected in the dashboard statistics for protection groups.

Known Issues

  • The Site Recovery Manager topology graph widget might be loading slowly after the SRM adapter is deployed

    When you open the Site Recovery Manager topology graph widget, the configuration can take around 40 minutes.

    Workaround: None

  • 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.