As an administrator you want to protect the YourCo company website environment. In this scenario, you use array-based replication to protect the virtual machines from Protected Site A to Recovery Site B and reprotect them back.

In each site you have vCenter Server instances, paired Site Recovery Manager instances, and the following components.

YourCo Environment Details

Object

Description

Datastore A

A datastore on Protected Site A, configured for array-based replication with Datastore B on Recovery Site B.

Production A

A network on Protected Site A, used by the virtual machines on Protected Site A.

Host A

A host on Protected Site A.

Folder A

A folder that contains the virtual machines on Protected Site A.

YourCo DB VM

A virtual machine on Protected Site A that contains the database for the YourCo website environment.

YourCo App VM

A virtual machine on Protected Site A that contains the application services for the YourCo website.

YourCo Web VM

A virtual machine on Protected Site A that contains the web services for the YourCo website.

Datastore B

A datastore on Recovery Site B, configured for array-based replication with Datastore A.

Production B

A network on Recovery Site B.

Host B

A host on Recovery Site B.

Folder B

A folder on Recovery Site B.

In the current user scenario, you use the Site Recovery Manager plug-in workflows shown in the following figure to create inventory mappings, a protection group for array-based replication, and test and run a recovery plan. After you run the recovery plan, you run a workflow to restore your environment on the protected site.

Verify that you have Site Recovery Manager server instances installed on both sites and that they are paired.

Verify that you have array pairing configured for the datastores you want to protect.

Verify that you installed and configured vRealize Orchestrator on each Site Recovery Manager site.

Verify that you installed and configured your vRealize Orchestrator plug-in for Site Recovery Manager plug-in on each Site Recovery Manager site.

1

You run inventory mappings workflows to specify how Site Recovery Manager maps the resources on Protected Site A to resources on Recovery Site B.

2

You specified how Site Recovery Manager maps the resources between the two sites. The next step is to create protection groups to enable Site Recovery Manager to protect virtual machines.

3

You created the protection group with Datastore A. To protect your virtual machines when you use array-based replication, you must configure the protection of your virtual machines that reside on Datastore A. The next step is to configure the protection of your virtual machines by running the Protect All Unprotected Virtual Machines Associated with the Protection Group workflow.

4

You protected the virtual machines in Datastore A and created a recovery plan using the Site Recovery Manager interface. The next step is to add the protection group to a recovery plan to include it in a recovery run.

5

You added the protection group to the recovery plan. The next step is to configure the virtual machine recovery settings such as priority, power state, and recovery prompt messages. The priority defines the order in which Site Recovery Manager plug-in powers the virtual machines on or off.

6

You set the recovery priority setting of the virtual machines. The next step is to test the recovery plan. Testing the recovery plan ensures that the virtual machines in the plan recover correctly to the recovery site.

7

You tested the recovery plan with a test workflow. The next step is to run a cleanup workflow to return the recovery plan to the Ready state. You must complete the cleanup operation before you can run a failover or another test.

8

You used the cleanup workflow to return the recovery plan to the Ready state after the test. The next step is to run a failover recovery plan workflow to perform a disaster recovery of all virtual machines to the recovery site.

9

You used the failover workflow to perform a disaster recovery. The next step is to run the Initiate Reprotect Recovery Plan workflow to reconfigure the protection groups and recovery plan to work in the opposite direction.