VMWare vSphere Site Recovery Manager SRM Network , Folder and Resource Mapping

VMWare vSphere Site Recovery Manager SRM Post Deployment Configuration

When you install site Recovery Manager you have to do Inventory Mappings from DC site to DR sire. Inventory mapping includes network mappings, Folder mappings, Resource mappings, Storage policy mappings. All of the mappings require for proper management and configuration of virtual machine at DR site.

1. Network Mapping -> Network Mappings is very important to provide the Network connectivity to virtual machines. In Network Mapping we specify the network to be mapped from protected site (DC site) to Recovery site (DR Site). So that if you do recovery of the virtual machines, your virtual machines will get access to the network

Steps to configure Network Mapping in SRM 8.3

Login to vCenter server.

Go to site recovery

Click on the new site pair


If you have not paired already. In my case I have already paired

Click view details if you have already paired site

Under the configuration click network mapping.

Click new

Select creation mode either automatically or manually.

In my case I am selecting manually

Expand the network vDS and select the NIC in both vCenter that you want to configure for recovery network

Click Add mapping -> Next

Select portgroup that you want for Reverse mapping -> Next

Click change if you want to create an isolated network for specific portgroup or click next for default.

Click next

Click next

Now network mapping is created.

1.      2Folder Mappings -:  Folder Mappings is nice feature which helps you to organize Virtual Machines in folders. You can Map the folders from Protected Site to the Recovery site so you can make proper management of Virtual Machines. Before starting with Folder Mappings make sure you create same folders at the Recovery Site.

Steps to configure folder mapping in SRM 8.3

Create folder at both PRD and DR sites from vCenter console

Go to Site Recovery console 

Under configuration -> Select Folder mappings

Click new

Select folder mapping mode 

Select folder from list and click add mapping

Click next

Enable reverse mapping

Click next

Click next


Now folder has mapped visible from both PRD and DR


1.    3. Resource Mapping-: Resource mappings allow you to map the resources from protected site to recovery site. You can map resource pools, standalone hosts, vApps or clusters on the protected site to resource pools, standalone hosts, vApps, or clusters on the recovery site. You can map any types of resource on one site to any types of resource on the other site. It is useful when you are using resource pools so that you can map resource to the recovery site for easy management.

     You need to create same resource at both PRD and DR sites.

Go to Site Recovery console 

Under configuration -> Select Resource mappings

Click new

Select resource from the list 

Click add mapping

Enable  reverse mappings -> click next

Click Finish

Now Resource mapping has been created.

Same you need to do for Placeholder Datastore

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