We don't have many reports on customers using VM SRM in our Tech Support database. From what I'm reading online, SRM is a replication at the Virtual Machine level. Consequently, I don't foresee any issues with the PI System, the exception being a possible license mismatch if the VM is migrated to a new host. If you do run into this issue, you can simply generate a new .msf file and download and new license or contact Tech Support.
Maybe we have some customers that can confirm this?
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As you have rightly pointed out license mismatch is one issue i could notice when hardware configuration is changed. We used SRM for other PI servers and configured core PI in HA mode where Primary is in primary data center and secondary is in Secondary Data center. I would suggest HA is configured in different data centers have SRM solution for other PI components like PI AF, vision and cluster for SQL. SRM - storage replication can be used to replicate data disks in case of any failure.
Hi Sebastian, Hi Lal
thanks for your feedback. the licensce topic i would have missed. thought SRM would pretend to run on the same hardware.
I believe a perhaps helpful KB is the following: KB00659 - Supporting 3rd Party VSS Backups of the PI Server
In my understanding, VM SRM is similar to taking a snapshot of your VM. For PI DA server, it may be disruptive to the client application.
It is also difficult to get support from us when there is an issue with VM snapshot as it is out of our expertise. It could be used but this scenario relies heavily on the customer's own experience on the technology and is not a tested one internally.