Site Recovery Manger 6.1 addfoldermapping API and matching folders across sites

Update March 22, 2017: Added ” | Where-Object { $_.Type -eq “Folder”}” to primaryfolder.extensiondata.childentity (and the subfolder one) to filter the childentities to just folders. SRM added a feature in which you map folder inventories across vCenters by assuming the folders had the same name and same structure. I already had one method for replicating folder… Read More »

How to connect to SRM 6.1 using powershell and WSDL/SOAP

edit 07-27-2017: Updated the script with username/password variables and also dynamically determine srmserveraddr by checking the primary vcenter extension manager. This will not work if you have multiple SRM servers (ie, shared-site config) I hit some issues finding the addfoldermapping function through the api exposed with connect-srmserver cmdlet, so I decided to use WSDL based… Read More »

Uninstalling Site Recovery Manager 6.X

I had a situation where one of my SRM installs would not start. Support could not figure out the issue but thought that there may be something corrupted in the database. I had been reconfiguring my SRM installs anyways so I decided to uninstall. First off, uninstall and reinstall per http://pubs.vmware.com/srm-61/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/srm-install-config-6-1.pdf does not seem to… Read More »

Category: SRM

Smaller vCenter Log Bundles through dmp file cleanup

After upgrading one of my vCenters to 6.0u1 (and subsequently to 6.0u2), I noticed that the vCenter log bundles progressively grew larger and larger. So large that I could no longer upload them to sftpsite.vmware.com through the browser. I had to upload the logs via FTP (which would often timeout). I asked support if there… Read More »

Semi-Famous Code

I was making some random comments on twitter to other VMworld attendees and I got an odd reply: @ikiris Your name looks familiar. Do you have a blog with PowerCLI code on it? — Jason Boche (@jasonboche) September 2, 2016 Sure I have some PowerCLI code, not very much but there are a few nuggets.… Read More »

VMworld 2016: Post-Show thoughts

Now that VMworld is in the books, I want to reflect on how this show went for me personally and what vibe I got from it. VSAN is everywhere and is the jump-off point (and beach head) for everything else VMware VMware announced VMware Cloud Foundation (VSAN, NSX, SDDC Manager) as the way to host… Read More »