Registering replication appliance to vCenter fails with “no element found: line 1, column 0”

Registering replication appliance to vCenter fails with “no element found: line 1, column 0”   Cause: Corrupt ovfenv.xml   Assesment: Log on to the vR appliance console session and run the below command: ls -lth /opt/vmware/etc/vami/ If the ovfenv.xml is 0, power down the replication appliance and power (do not perform a guest restart) this back […]

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SRM service crash during upgrade

Log location: c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager\Logs\vmware-dr.log   crash backtrace: 2018-01-08T23:02:56.539-07:00 [01952 verbose ‘Recovery’ ctxID=5c5b5384 opID=76706664] No state info for vm ‘protected-vm-96860’ 2018-01-08T23:02:56.539-07:00 [01952 verbose ‘Recovery’ ctxID=5c5b5384 opID=76706664] No state info for vm ‘protected-vm-96942’ 2018-01-08T23:02:56.539-07:00 [01952 verbose ‘Recovery’ ctxID=5c5b5384 opID=76706664] No state info for vm ‘protected-vm-96962’ 2018-01-08T23:02:56.539-07:00 [01952 verbose ‘Recovery’ ctxID=5c5b5384 opID=76706664] No state info […]

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Deploy vsphere replication using webclient

Prerequisites: * You must have a vCenter deployed on the environment. * you must have a compatible version of vR iso/ovf downloaded. (The build of vR used on the environment generally depends on the version of the vCenter, if you are unsure as to which version of vR do download, then read this guide here)   […]

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Configuring replication using existing seeds/reverse replication

Before proceeding, Ensure there are no stale replications. The VM name must not be listed in the vCenter server>Monitor>Vsphere replication>(on the source) outgoing,  incoming tab (for the destination) Configuring replication using existing seeds are rather simple.  Configure replication like you normally would except, you would select the datastore>Folder where the source VM’s virtual disk’s are […]

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Recovering a VM using vSphere replication

Log into the recovery site vCenter webclient>vCenter server>Monitor>vSphere replication>incomeing replication>   Click on the VM that you wish to recover and click on the recover button:    Should you be performing a planned migration of the VM (with the most recent change, select Synchronise recently change (you will need to authenticate with the source side […]

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