Failover using Vmware Site Replication Manager (SRM) 5.5 And Dell Equallogic Storage Replication Adapter (SRA )

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Datacenter Site A:

There is a problem where we know we have power outages coming or we have one currently:

In this example: volumesiteA is volume with vms that needs to be failed over to recovery site B.


Recovery to start actual failover to Datacenter Site B:

A warning will pop up:

The difference between planned migration and disaster recovery is that if there are errors the recovery will stop if its planned.

In a true DR situation where site A is down use forced recovery.



One we hit start the recovery begins.


On the Equallogic side you can see that the volume status is set to offline


On recovery site B you will see a new volume appear


Once recovery is complete you can test your migrated servers



If we go back to the failed over datastore on site B, we will see

The volume is not replicated


You may get “amount of in-use snapshot reserve exceeds the warning limit”


Go over to the snapshot windows and delete some snapshots or increase space dedicated to snapshots


If we look at the volume on site A

We will see that the volume is still has a replication job to site B, though it will fail (notice the cancel)


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