ltpolaris
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VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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When I go to the VMware site to download the SRA for a VNX2 and SRM v6.1, (titled EMC VNX SRA with VNX Replicator Enabler) all that is in the kit is the install for the SRA itself. The enabler is not in the zip file.

The title of the download implies that the VNX enabler should be in the kit.

If I look at a EMC Mirrorview SRA, there is an enabler in the bundle.

If I look at the v5.0 version of the VNX replicator kit, there is an enabler in the bundle as well.

So I think there is a kit posted that is missing a key element to get VMware SRM off the ground.

Can anyone point me to a location where I can find the proper enabler?

I have tickets opened with both VMware and Dell/EMC and both are coming up empty..

In the meantime, I am unable to make progress...

Thanks

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ltpolaris
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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Just to close this out, I was able to get this enabler from EMC. They provided it to me privately via a FTP site. That was a couple weeks ago now.

They are supposed to go back and get it added to the SRA zip file on the VMware website, but as of this writing, its not there yet

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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Please open a service request so that this can be worked through the regular channels

customer service can also provide you the enabler - a forum will not

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ltpolaris
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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Thank you Rainier_EMC. I opened a SR previous to posting this to the community, and unfortunately, customer service has not yet been able to locate the enabler.

I was hoping this post might be able to provide an alternate path to locating the missing element.

Jim

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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please keep pushing customer service

there is no public place for customers to download enablers

but maybe its a misunderstanding

do you mean this for the VNX async file replication ?

the file side doesnt use enablers - it uses licenses

check with nas_license or Unisphere

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ltpolaris
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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No, I do not mean anything on the array itself. This is an enabler that is installed on the Windows machine along with the SRA. The kit is downloaded from the VMware site (SRA's for Site Recovery Manager). Its my understanding that Dell/EMC provides the package, and VMware is responsible for QA and posting.

So far, Customer Service has come up empty and this is with internal escalations. Hopefully, something will turn up soon

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rewalmilo
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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Hello,

I think here is some miss understanding. The VMware site recovery adapter adapter does not contain any replication licenses. It is just providing the "interface" that the high level srm functionality is translated into array level commands for the different arrays and replication technologies.

So if you want to use VMware SRM the replication between  two array has to be licensed and configured before installing and configuring Site recovery manager.

In Case of a VNX it is either. VNX replicator for file replication between arrays when you are using NFS datastores and Mirrorview Synchronous or Asynchronous for block level replication. So check what you have purchased and the customer service will assist in installing the purchased functionality .

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ltpolaris
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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Just to close this out, I was able to get this enabler from EMC. They provided it to me privately via a FTP site. That was a couple weeks ago now.

They are supposed to go back and get it added to the SRA zip file on the VMware website, but as of this writing, its not there yet

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Rainer_EMC
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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thanks for the feedback

could you post your SR number?

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ltpolaris
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Re: VNX replication enabler for SRM missing from SRA bundle

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SR# 09194129

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