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ONTAP tools for VMware vSphere 9.8
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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 VSC to configure disaster recovery.

What you will need

  • You must have set up your vCenter Server instance and configured ESXi.

  • You must have deployed ONTAP tools.

  • You must have downloaded the .msi file for the SRA plug-in, or the .tar.gz file for SRM appliance only if you want to configure the Site Recovery Manager (SRM) disaster recovery solution.

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, click Menu > ONTAP tools Console.

  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 Windows SRM

    For SRM appliance

    1. Double-click the downloaded .msi installer for the SRA plug-in.

    2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    3. Enter the IP address and password of your deployed ONTAP tools.

    1. Access the SRM appliance page, and then go to Storage Replication Adapters page of SRM appliance.

    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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