VMware released vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 4.0 in October 2009, introducing support for vSphere 4.0 and for twelve vendor that offer Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NFS storage replication solutions.
Actually a 2.0 product, SRM has been updated again to 4.0.1, then to 184.108.40.206 in March, and again last week to version 4.0.2 (build 272342).
But with the launch of vSphere 4.1, VMware also released SRM 4.1 (build 267817), which introduces a few new features:
- Capability to change guest operating system shutdown retry timeout when customizing IP address during recovery, and change datastore discovery timeout during recovery
- Support for networks backed by a VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) at the protected and recovery sites.
- Support for IP customization of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
- Support for vSphere 4.1 and the vCenter Solution Licensing
The server component of SRM 4.1 is 64bit only, so it’s not compatible with vCenter 4.0. Despite that, it doesn’t support 64bit ODBC drivers.
The client component instead is still compatible with 32bit hosts.
The storage partners are now 14: 3PAR, Compellent, Dell | EqualLogic, EMC, FalconStor, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, LSI, NEC, NetApp, Sun, Xiotech.