VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 | 09 MAR 2021 | Build 17684331 | Download

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3 | 2021| Build 17501340 | Release Notes

VMware Site Recovery Manager Virtual Appliance 8.4 | 09 MAR 2021 | Build 17684897 | Release Notes

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What's New VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 provides the following new features:

  • The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 adds support for vRealize Operations Manager 8.3.
  • Provide metric for number of licenses
  • Show Array Manager objects
  • Create alerts regarding issues after a recovery plan has been run
  • Show errors for protected virtual machines and trigger alarms
  • Alarm for when a placeholder virtual machine gets deleted
  • Alarm for when an Array Manager ping fails
  • Show recovery history data for the latest plan run

About the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 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 8.4 release runs with VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3. 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 8.4 from the download page.

Installation and Configuration

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.4 software requires VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3.x, and Site Recovery Manager 8.4. For information on installing VMware vRealize Operations Manager 8.3, see Installing vRealize Operations Manager in the vRealize Operations Manager documentation. For information on installing Site Recovery Manager 8.4, see Deploying the Site Recovery Manager Appliance in the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation.

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.4 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-8.4-<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 8.4 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 > Solutions > Other Accounts.
  2. Click Add account.
  3. Select Site Recovery Manager Adapter.
  4. Enter the required information and click Add.
    Note: User name and password are case-sensitive.

Network Ports

VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager requires certain ports to be open. If you are connecting to the Site Recovery Manager virtual appliance, the management pack uses port 443 (HTTPS protocol). If you are connecting to Site Recovery Manager for Windows, by default the management pack uses port 9086 (HTTPS protocol).

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.

Known Issues

  • NEW The Topology Graph widget does not load

    If you are using the vRealize Operations Management pack for Site Recovery Manager with vRealize Operations 8.2 or later, when you open the dashboard for the Site Recovery Manager Configuration Summary, the Topology Graph widget does not load.

    Workaround: This is an issue with the widget in vRealize Operations Manager 8.2 and later. Edit the widget without making any changes. That refreshes the widget and it will start working.

  • Srm Configuration Summary does not show 'Srm Server Configuration' and 'Srm Server Details' widgets 

    Srm Configuration Summary does not always show 'Srm Server Configuration' and 'Srm Server Details' widgets and displays three errors "Could not find any of the requested resources".

    Workaround: Refresh the page (app refresh) and the widgets will load and show accurate information.

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