The IBM System Storage DS8000 Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a software add-on.
The add-on is used as a Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) that integrates with VMware vCenter SRM solutions and runs failovers with IBM DS8000 storage systems. The IBM DS8000 SRA extends SRM capabilities and allows it to employ DS8000 replication and mirroring as part of the SRM comprehensive Disaster Recovery Planning solution. By using the IBM DS8000 SRA, VMware administrators can automate the failover of a DS8000 system at the primary SRM site to a DS8000 system at a recovery (secondary) SRM site.
Immediately upon a failover, the ESX/ESXi servers at the secondary SRM site initiate the replicated datastores on the mirrored volumes of the secondary DS8000 system. When the primary site is back online, the user can run failback from the recovery site to the primary site by clicking Reprotect in the SRM.