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EMC RecoverPoint & VMware SRM/SRA compatibility matrix

I am currently upgrading VMware vSphere infrastructure from 5.0 Update 2 to 5.5 U1. As part of the upgrade, I need to upgrade VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0.1 to 5.5.1 which is quite straight forward. Check out this and this articles.

But what about EMC RecoverPoint? We are currently running RecoverPoint 3.5 SP2 (p74) and would like to upgrade to 4.0 SP2 P1 (m29).

There are two places where you can get the EMC RecoverPoint & VMware SRM/SRA compatibility matrix:

  • VMware Compatibility Guide (SRM specific)
    N.B. You should select SRA or Replication Adapter to get SRA 2.2, or 2.1 and 2.0
  • EMC Simple Support Matrix:
    • RecoverPoint 3.5 (link)
    • RecoverPoint 4.0 (link)

Here is combined the VMware SRA / SRM & EMC RecoverPoint compatibility matrix:

Partner  Name SRA Name EMC RecoverPoint SRM Version(s)
EMC EMC RecoverPoint Storage Replication Adapter 2.0 EMC RecoverPoint 3.5 and 3.5.1.0 SRM 5.0 Update 3, SRM 5.0 Update 2, SRM 5.0 Update 1, SRM 5.0
EMC EMC RecoverPoint Storage Replication Adapter 2.1 EMC RecoverPoint 3.5.1 SRM 5.1 Update2, SRM 5.1 Update1, SRM 5.1
EMC EMC RecoverPoint SRA 2.2 ECM RecoverPoint 4.0 SP1 SRM 5.5 Update1, SRM 5.5, SRM 5.1 Update2, SRM 5.1 Update1, SRM 5.1

It is not clear what is the correct upgrade path for VMware SRM/SRA & EMC RecoverPoint though…

 

RecoverPoint_Storage_Replication_Adapter_2.X_ReleaseNotes.pdf sheds some light on supported RecoverPoint versions:

Page 3:

RecoverPoint SRA 2.0 supports VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server 5.0 and later with RecoverPoint 3.4 SP1 and later.

RecoverPoint SRA 2.1 is a 64-bit application that supports VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server 5.1 and later with RecoverPoint 3.5 SP1 and later.

Site Recovery Manager 4.X is not supported with RecoverPoint 4.0 and later.

Page 4:

Versions of Storage Replication Adapter and supporting software

 

EMC RecoverPoint Simple Support Matrix:

Page 3:

RP+VMware+Interop

 

Still confused? The following screenshot was provided to me by EMC Support to confirm ALL possible supported combinations of VMware SRM/SRA/vCenter and RecoverPoint:
RecoverPoint Support Matrix

I have also been advised to upgrade RecoverPoint Appliances first and then upgrade SRA and SRM.
Link to the EMC Support community discussion: EMC Support Community > Replication Support Forum > Discussions  > RecoverPoint 4 and SRA version

Hope this will help.

BTW, RecoverPoint/SE is now customer upgradable!!! So, still tuned, RecoverPoint Upgrade blog post is on the way!

UPDATE:
I have upgraded RecoverPoint from 3.5 SP1 to 4.0 SP2 P1 (m29) and can confirm that VMware SRM 5.0 U3 and SRA 2.0 are compatible. Everything is working as it should.

2 comments to EMC RecoverPoint & VMware SRM/SRA compatibility matrix

  • Duane

    We are upgrading from SRM 5.0.3 and SRA 2.0 to SRM 5.5.1 and SRA 2.2.
    We believe we are supposed to uninstall our 2.0 SRA before installing the 2.2 SRA.
    VMware tech support commented that this could negate the advantage of an in-place upgrade for SRM, in regards to the array manager config. Can you shed any light on this?

  • abdul

    Is vCenter 5.5 U2 compatible with RecoverPoint 4.0.x or 4.1.x? Interop Matrix on EMC’s site and on this blog just state 5.5 or 5.5 U1 – what about 5.5 U2?

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