Creating Folder mapping under SRM 6.0 environment-part 2

In the previous article we discussed on configuring resource mappings . Today we would continue further with next configuration i.e folder mappings. Imagine we have 500 machines in the environment spanned across the vCenter . Using folder structure you can manage the virtual machine in a uniform manner. If we have multiple departments in a organization departments can be organized as per the folder structure making it easy to access and manage.

Now imagine we run over a disaster or perform a test recovery in the production site and no folder mappings were configured .Once all the VM’s are failed over to recovery site VM’s would be registered directly under the datacenter without any proper folder structure making it difficult to bifurcate and manage them. That is when folder mappings comes in to the frame.

We would witness step by step procedure to configure folder mapping from production to recover site.


Open the web client for protected site. GoTo Home-Site Recovery-Sites-Click on the Protected site on the left hand pane.

Under Configure inventory mappings you would find “Create Folder Mappings”. Click on it.


Folder mappings can either be done automatically where SRM would match the folder names on both the sites and map accordingly or you can choose to manually configure these folder mappings.

In the current scenario, We would proceed further with prepare mappings manually. Click Next.



You could map the folders accordingly as per your requirement and once you add the mappings, Click Next.


Creating a reverse mapping would always help you incase VM’s need to fail over back from recovery site to protected site. SRM is smart enough to provide you an option to create them automatically without much manual intervention. Click Finish.



Once Mapping has been created you would find it under Manage-Folder Mappings.


That was pretty easy and a straight one. In the next article we would discuss on network mapping.

Hope this article was helpful. Watch out for more.

Ritesh Shenoy
Hey, My name is Ritesh Shenoy working a Tech Support Engineer for VMware. Had an idea on blogging tasks faced on my daily basis which would ideally help other on their daily lives.

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