VMware SRM Reprotecting VMs

This is Blog 10 on VMware Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication.  This post will cover reprotecting your VMs

Current Progress

  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • 1 host per cluster with vSphere 5.5
  • 1 Domain Controller (08R2) per site
  • 1 vCenter Virtual Appliance (5.5) per site
  • 1 SRM server per site. SQL express is installed on the same server
  • SRM servers paired together
  • Resources Mappings, Folder Mappings, network Mappings and Placeholder Datastores have been configured
  • vSphere Replication has been installed
  • VMs have been replicated with vSphere Replication
  • Protection Groups and Recovery Plans have been created
  • VM Recovery Properties Set
  • Tested Recovery Plan
  • Failed Site over to DR

Reprotecting VMs

Once you have recovered your protection site and you are ready to failback you need to setup up replication.  Go to the recovery steps tab and select Reprotect.

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Confirm the Reprotect Option

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Start the Reprotect

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Protection will begin back to the Production Site

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Go to vSphere Replication and confirm that a Full Sync is in progress

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You will now see the protected VMs back at your Production Site.  You can then fail back to production once you are ready.

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This concludes the Blog Series on VMware SRM with vSphere Replication.

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