As promised in the previous post, we will now configure mappings between the Protected and Recovery Site. Mappings have to be done for Resources, Folders, Network and Datastores for the SRM to work properly. Before going any further in this post, i would recommend you to create networks, folders and resource pools at both the sites, also deploy necessary virtual machines in your home lab. I am posting the screens of my home lab inventory so that you can take them as reference.
Below are the VMs i have deployed on my protected site. Also you can see the networks i created for the mappings.
Networks at Protected and Recovery Site.
Below are all the tabs that needs to be edited for configuring the mappings for SRM.
Starting with the Network Mappings tab first. Click on the plus sign on top and you see the below screen. Select manual mappings radio button and click next. SRM can map things automatically provided the portgroups are labelled same.
The wizard brings up both the networks at Protected and Recovery Sites. Check the check boxes next to the network at the protected site and select the corresponding radio button against the matching network at the recovery site and click on Add Mappings. This has to be done once for each network mapping. Click Next.
On the next screen, wizard helps to configure test network, a default Isolated network is created and can be modified by selecting any other network from the drop down. Click Next.
Enable reverse mappings if you wish to have bi directional protection. Click Finish.
You see the summary of the network mappings below.
Moving onto the Folder Mappings, Select the option to map manually and click Next.
Map the folder as we did with the Network Mappings and click Next.
Configure reverse mappings if needed. Click Finish and this should finish the folder mappings.
Moving on with the Resource Mappings, select the compute resources at the recovery site for the recovered virtual machines. Map and click Next.
Configure reverse mappings if needed. Click Finish.
The next thing is the Placeholder Datastore. Select the datastore and click OK.
Configure placeholder datastore at the recovery site as well. Click OK.
Configure Storage Policy Mappings if you have Storage Policy Based protection in your environment.
Hope this was informative. Thanks!