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SRM: How to Configure Storage Policy Mappings in SRM

When you install Site Recovery Manager you have to do Inventory Mappings from DC site to DR site. Inventory Mappings 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.

Storage Policy Mapping is very useful when you are using storage policies for your virtual machines. Storage policies place virtual machines in the vCenter Server inventory and on datastores according to rules and tags that you define in vCenter Server. If you map storage policies on the protected site to storage policies on the recovery site, when you run a recovery plan, Site Recovery Manager places the recovered virtual machines in the vCenter Server inventory and on datastores on the recovery site according to the storage policy that you mapped to on the recovery site.

In this post we will see on How to configure Storage Policy Mappings in Site Recovery Manager Step by Step:

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.
Go to Site Recovery Manager.
Expand the Configure section.
Select Storage Policy Mappings.
Click New to create Storage Policy mappings.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

Step 2:
Specify the creation mode Automatically or Manual.
We will go for Manual mode to see all the available options.
Click “Prepare mappings manually.”
Click Next.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

Step 3:
Select the Storage Policies you want to Map from Protected site to the Recovery site.
Make sure you have same storage policy create at both the sites.
Click Add Mappings button.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

Step 4:
As you can see that Mapping is listed below.
If you have multiple storage policies you can do multiple mappings also based on your requirement.
Click Next.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

Step 5:
Configure Reverse mappings.
Reverse mapping is useful when you recover virtual machine at Protected site from Recovery site.
Just check the box to select Reverse Mappings.
Click Next.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

Step 6:
Review the Mappings you have configured.
Click Finish to create Storage Policy Mappings.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

 

As you can see that Storage Policy Mapping is created successfully. It is listed below.

configure storage policy mappings in SRM

 

That’s it we have successfully created Storage Policy Mappings for Recovery site.  So Now Site Recovery Manager will place the recovered virtual machines in the vCenter Server inventory and on datastores on the recovery site according to the storage policy that you mapped to on the recovery site.

This is an optional step, If you are not using any storage policy then you can skip this mapping.

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About Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 2 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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