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VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 Hits GA

by Adam Armstrong
VMware SRM vVols

Sliding out today, VMware Inc. announced that VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are hitting generally availability. SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3 were announced earlier in the month along with announcements around vSphere, vSAN, and Tanzu. The company states that the above automation software integrates with an underlying replication technology to minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration of recovery plans.

Sliding out today, VMware Inc. announced that VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 are hitting generally availability. SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3 were announced earlier in the month along with announcements around vSphere, vSAN, and Tanzu. The company states that the above automation software integrates with an underlying replication technology to minimize downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration of recovery plans.

VMware SRM vVols

Looking at VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3, the most requested feature for SRM has been support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). Ask and ye shall receive. 8.3 now supports vVols. This integration helps improve manageability as well as simplicity. The update also supports VMs on vVols replicated with array-based replication.

For data protection, SRM 8.3 comes with automatic detection and protection of VMs created in vVols Replication groups. VMware states that if a VM is created on a datastore that is replicated and protected in SRM, the VM is automatically added to an existing protection group. The automatic protection is applied to VMs for which the Storage Policy Base Management (SPBM) policy is changed to a vVols policy for replication and to a Replication group protected with SRM.

Other benefits to SRM 8.3 include:

  • Seamless disk resizing
  • Optimized vSphere replication performance
  • Security Enhancements
  • New capabilities for the vROps Management packs

Availability

Users can upgrade to VMware Site Recovery Manager 8.3 (SRM) and vSphere Replication 8.3 today. Though not mentioned above, vSphere 7 is now generally available today as well. We did go over the new features fairly well here.

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