During an installation and configuration of an SRM solution for a customer based on EMC RecoverPoint 4.1 I ran in to an interesting issue.
When I tried to add the RecoverPoint Clusters on both sites using the RecoverPoint SRA 2.2 I received the following error message:
Looking at the SRM logs on the SRM server did not really provide much more information then the information above. According to the RecoverPoint 4.1 Release notes, the RecoverPoint SRA 2.2 supports RecoverPoint 4.1.
I found a knowledge base article at the EMC support portal, that did not directly seem to relate to the problem I had, but in the end it did solve my problem.
In support article 184692 at EMC titled “
In the same article it says:
RecoverPoint 188.8.131.52 to 4.0.x.y
In previous installs with RecoverPoint 4.0 all went fine, but it seems like EMC disabled port 80 on the RecoverPoint 4.1 appliances so HTTP simples does not work anymore.
So it does not seem to be fixed in 4.1 but created or reintroduced.
The solution is pretty straight forward, just make sure the SRA uses HTTPS instead of HTTP by issuing the following command on the SRM servers where the RecoverPoint SRA’s are installed (use the correct paths for your installation):
cd c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery
c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\external\perl-5.14.2\bin\perl.exe” command.pl
After you did this, the SRA will use HTTPS to talk to your RecoverPoint Cluster and you are able to add the RecoverPoint clusters to SRM:
Just found this in an updated version of the EMC RecoverPoint SRA Release notes
Release Notes P/N 300-012-940 REV 05 June 24, 2014
Release 184.108.40.206 of the RecoverPoint SRM Adapter (SRA) by default supports only HTTPcommunication. By default, RecoverPoint 4.1 uses HTTPS (can be changed inRecoverPoint Installation Manager). A script is provided with SRA 220.127.116.11 to tweak SRAto support HTTPS. To run the script:
1. At the vCenter server of both the production and the recovery site, open a Windows command prompt and go to the directory:
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\storage\sra\array-type-recoverpoint
2. Run (at production and recovery site):