VMware SRM 6.x – Part 8 – Test Replication
December 1, 2017
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 10 – Create Recovery Plan
December 1, 2017

VMware SRM 6.x – Part 9 – Inventory Mapping

Inventory mapping means defining where the VMs have to be placed and powered on at the recovery site. Mapping the inventory is very important and critical as mapping to a different resource can cause the VM to loose network connectivity or impact the performance.

Resource Mapping

Select Create Resource Mappings under the Configure Resource Mappings menu.

Select the Protected Resource and the appropriate Resource in the Protected site and click Add mappings.

Click Next.

Click Finish.

Folder Mapping

Select Create Folder Mappings under the Configure Resource Mappings menu.

You can select either Automatic Mapping or the Manual process.

Select the Folder on the Protected Site and the Appropriate Folder on the DR Site and click Add Mappings.

Once all the folders are mapped, click Next.

Click Finish.

Network Mapping

Select Create Network Mappings under the Configure Resource Mappings menu.

Select Prepare mappings manually and click Next.

Select the appropriate portgroup and click Add Mappings.

Once Done, click Next.

Click Finish.

Placeholder Datastore

Select Configure placeholder datastore next to the Configure Resource Mappings menu

Select a datastore which is not replicated across the sites.

Create Protection Group

The last step is to Select the Virtual Machines. To do so, select the option Create a protection group.

Give a Name to the protection group and click Next.

Select the Protected Site and the Replication Type.

Select the Virtual Machines and click Next.

Verify all the settings and click Finish.

Done!! All the inventory has to be mapped by following the above steps if you need to add additional resources.

See Next:
 
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 10 – Create Recovery Plan
 
See Also:
 
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 1 – Overview
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 2 – Installation
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 3 – Site Pairing
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 4 – Deploying VMware vSphere Replication
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 5 – Deploy a Replication Server
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 6 – Register the Replication Server
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 7 – Configuring Replication for a VM
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 8 – Test Replication
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 9 – Inventory Mapping
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 10 – Create Recovery Plan
VMware SRM 6.x – Part 11 – Running Test Recovery

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