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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.12
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Enable SRA to protect datastores


The ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere provides the option to enable the SRA capability to be used with ONTAP tools to configure disaster recovery.

What you will need

About this task

The flexibility to enable VASA Provider and SRA capabilities enables you to execute only the workflows that you require for your enterprise.


  1. Log in to the web user interface of VMware vSphere.

  2. From the vSphere Client, select Menu > NetApp ONTAP tools.

  3. Click Settings.

  4. Click Manage Capabilities in the Administrative Settings tab.

  5. In the Manage Capabilities dialog box, select the SRA extension want to enable.

  6. Enter the IP address of ONTAP tools and the administrator password, and then click Apply.

  7. You can use one of the following methods to deploy SRA:

    For SRM appliance

    1. Access the VMware SRM Appliance Management Interface using the URL: https://:<srm_ip>:5480, and then go to Storage Replication Adapters in VMware SRM Appliance Management Interface.

    2. Click New Adapter.

    3. Upload the .tar.gz installer for the SRA plug-in to SRM.

    4. Rescan the adapters to verify that the details are updated in the SRM Storage Replication Adapters page.

You must log out of the vSphere Client, and then log in again to verify that your selected extension is available for configuration.

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