Simply put - does the VSC support the SRM appliance (photon based appliance that was relesed a while back)? Or would it be ebst to stick with windows for a new deployment?
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I have just hit this very issue in a customer enviornment. The IMT showed that SRA is supported with SRM 8.2, but made *no note* that the VMware SRM appliance is not supported. I am now having to uninstall SRM to start again with Windows SRM servers 😞
Can you please update the IMT to add a note that the SRM photon appliance is not supported?
The VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA 9.6 Documentation Center also offered no clear guidance in this regard (i.e. the need to install the SRA on an SRM server as well as enabling on VCSA) - it would be useful if it more clearly referenced the need for that step and that the SRM photon appliance is not supported.
It might also be useful to mention it in the release notes for the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA (known limitations).
I realise that some of these suggestions might not immediately seem appropriate, but I somehow managed to get to the point where I had deployed the photon SRM appliances without seeing even a hint that these are not supported with the SRA anywhere in the IMT or NetApp documentation......... apologies if I missed it somewhere obvious!
We just hit the same issue here too, will keep an eye out for the new release. The documentation for the photon OS suggests the SRA adapter will be a tar.gz file 🙂 I was wondering what I would do with the MSI file lol
SRA support for Site Recovery Manager Appliance
Starting with the 8.2 release of SRM, VMware provides SRM as a Photon OS-based appliance that can be easily deployed into vCenter Server. The 9.7 release of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA is enhanced to support both the SRM Appliance as well as Windows based SRM.