vSphere Replication 5.8 and Site Recovery Manager 5.5

vCloud Suite 5.8 had just been released with new product releases like vCenter 5.5 Update2, ESXi 5.5 Update2, SRM 5.8, vSphere Replication 5.8 to name a few. For a complete list, you can refer to this link.

Itching to try out the new vSphere Replication 5.8 in conjunction with SRM 5.5, I went to the download site to get it. But looking at the dowload page for VR 5.8, it looks like vSphere Replication is not supported in SRM 5.5.

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And verifying the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix, it is confirmed that only SRM 5.8 is supported.

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But for standalone vSphere Replication without SRM, VR 5.8 is supported down to ESXi 5.0

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SRA command ‘discoverDevices’ failed SRM 5.x and EMC VNX

It seems there is a known issue with the EMC Mirrorview SRA if all the MirrorView replicated LUNs are within a consistency group. Site Recovery Manager errors out during device discovery with the following error:

SRA command ‘discoverDevices’ failed. No replicated devices could be found. Please verify the correct array managers and array pairs are configured.

The SRA version is 5.0.2 and the Mirroview Enabler version is

The workaround is to create a new replicated LUN but DO NOT┬áput it in any consistency group. I got this workaround from this post. Tried it and SRM was able to discover the replicated LUN’s.