Site Recovery Manager 8.6 | 11 OCT 2022 | Build 20555463

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VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6 | 11 OCT 2022 | Build 20554592

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What's New VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6 provides the following new features:

  • Support for VMware vRealize Operations 8.6.4.

About the VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6 allows VMware administrators to monitor the local Site Recovery Manager 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. For more information, see VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware vRealize Operations Manager.

The vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6 release runs with VMware vRealize Operations 8.6.x. 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 8.6 from the download page.

Installation and Configuration

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.6 software requires VMware vRealize Operations 8.6.x, and Site Recovery Manager 8.6. For information on installing VMware vRealize Operations 8.6.x, see Installing vRealize Operations in the vRealize Operations documentation. For information on installing Site Recovery Manager 8.6, see Deploying the Site Recovery Manager Appliance in the VMware Site Recovery Manager documentation.

The VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for Site Recovery Manager 8.6 software is distributed as PAK file. You install and configure the management pack by using the vRealize Operations interface.

  1. Log in to vRealize Operations Manager.

  2. From the left menu select Data Sources > Integrations, and then click Repository in the right pane.

  3. Click Add.

  4. Navigate to the VMware-srm-vrops-mp-8.6-<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 8.6 so that vRealize Operation 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. In the left menu, click Data Sources > Integrations.

  2. In the accounts tab, 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 port 443 (HTTPS protocol) to be open.

Caveats and Limitations

  • Restarting the Site Recovery Manager services during the first collection cycle of vRealize Operations results in dashboard widgets not working. If this happens, you must re-install the Site Recovery Manager adapter or adapters.

Known Issues

  • New - Protection Group and Recovery Plan subfolders are listed twice in folder tree

    Folders that have subfolders might be duplicated when exploring the Object browser view.

    Workaround: None.

  • NEW The Edition key metric for the Site Recovery Manager Site object is not readable

    The Edition key metric must represent the type of license Evaluation or Permanent for the related Site Recovery Manager site but the value is not translated properly.

    Workaround: None.

  • 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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