Configuring SRA using array manager

You can configure Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) by using the Array Manager wizard of Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to enable interactions between SRM and storage virtual machines (SVMs).

Before you begin

About this task

SRA supports cluster-level management and SVM-level management. If you add storage at a cluster level, then you can discover and perform operations on all of the SVMs in the cluster. If you add storage at an SVM level, then you can manage only that specific SVM.
Note: VMware does not support NFS4.1 protocol for SRM.

Procedure

  1. In SRM, click Array Managers, and then click Add Array Manager.
  2. Enter the following information to describe the array in SRM:
    1. Enter a name to identify the array manager in the Display Name field.
    2. In the SRA Type field, select NetApp Storage Replication Adapter for ONTAP.
    3. Enter the information to connect to the cluster or the SVM:
      • If you are connecting to a cluster, you should enter the cluster management LIF.
      • If you are connecting directly to an SVM, you should enter the IP address of the SVM management LIF.
      Note: When configuring the array manager, you must use the same connection and credentials for the storage system that was used to add the storage system in Virtual Storage Console’s Storage Systems menu. For example, if the array manager configuration is SVM scoped, then the storage under VSC must be added at SVM level.
    4. If you are connecting to a cluster, enter the name of the SVM in the SVM name field.
      You can also leave this field blank.
    5. Optional: Enter the volumes to be discovered in the Volume include list field.
      You can enter the source volume at the protected site and the replicated destination volume at the recovery site. You can enter either the full volume name or the partial volume name.
      For example, if you want to discover volume src_vol1 that is in a SnapMirror relationship with volume dst_vol1, you must specify src_vol1 in the protected site field and dst_vol1 in the recovery site field.
    6. Optional: Enter the volumes to be excluded from discovery in the Volume exclude list field.
      You can enter the source volume at the protected site and the replicated destination volume at the recovery site. You can enter either the full volume name or the partial volume name.
      For example, if you want to exclude volume src_vol1 that is in a SnapMirror relationship with volume dst_vol1, you must specify src_vol1 in the protected site field and dst_vol1 in the recovery site field.
    7. Enter the user name of the cluster-level account or SVM-level account in the Username field.
    8. Enter the password of the user account in the Password field.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Verify that the array is discovered and displayed at the bottom of the Add Array Manager window.
  5. Click Finish.

After you finish

You can follow the same steps for the recovery site by using the appropriate SVM management IP addresses and credentials. On the Enable Array Pairs screen of the Add Array Manager wizard, you should verify that the correct array pair is selected, and that it shows as ready to be enabled.