SRM: How to Configure Folder 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.

Folder Mappings is nice feature which helps you to organize Virtual Machines in folders. You can Map the folders from Protected Site to the Recovery site so you can make proper management of Virtual Machines. Before starting with Folder Mappings make sure you create same folders at the Recovery Site.

In this post we will see on How to configure Folder 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 Folder Mappings.
Click New to create folder mappings.

configure folder 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 folder mappings in srm

Step 3:
Select the Virtual Machine Folders from Protected Site and Recovery Site to be mapped.
Click Add Mappings button.

configure folder mappings in srm

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

configure folder 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 folder mappings in srm

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

configure folder mappings in srm

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

configure folder mappings in srm

That’s it we have successfully created Folder Mappings for Recovery site.  So Now your VM’s will be created in Folders at the Recovery site which mappings you have created. So that your VM will be directly power on in the specified Folders.

After Folder Mapping we will have to configure Resource Mappings:

How to Configure Resource Mappings in SRM ?

Checkout Site Recovery Manager Deep Dive for Installation,Configuration and Recovery :

Site Recovery Manager Deep Dive

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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