Posts Tagged ‘srm’

Error: Unable to find SRA files. You must install SRA before adding or modifying an array manager.

Troubleshooting steps:

1.Took RDP to both the SRM servers.
2. Reset the administrator@vsphere.local passwords for both the VCs.
3. Performed Modify/install on both the SRM servers.
4. Reconfigured array pairing by typing the pureuser ID and password.

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When using Netapp Snap Mirror to clone Volumes to another site / netapp containing Datastores , you can back this up with Vmware’s Site Recovery Manager to be able to spin up the envrioment in a diaster. Using Netapp Mirroring has advantages such as cloning Physical and Virtual RDM’s as well as coping with DeDuplication.

You should already have a SnapMirror and SRM enabled , if not see this guide

http://vknowledge.net/2012/07/14/srm-tutorial-part-5-configure-netapp-snapmirror/

Now the important thing will be then to Create a Protection Group or Edit ) , and only add the Datastores to the Datastore Groups that are replicated above to the Protection Groups instead of adding the indvidual machines. This will then add all the VM’s on this protection group to SRM

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SRMError – Error creating test bubble image from group instance ‘RGID-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx’ of group ‘GID-xxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxx’ on VR Server ‘localhost.localdom’ (address ‘xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx’). VRM Server generic error. Please check the documentation for any troubleshooting information. The detailed exception is: ‘java.lang.NullPointerException’

This happens due to problem RGID which needs to be recreated by the following method for each VMware Machine:

1) Rename the VM Datastore folder for the problem VM on the remote side to something else like vmname.old

2) Wait for the machine sync Replication Status to come up as not active in the vSphere Replication ( You can use Pause Replication then Resume to force this)

2) Stop and remove the replication

3) Rename the VM folder back to the previous name

4) Reconfigure Replication and use the existing data as a seed

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