The #NetApp Unified Virtual Appliance – Scalability

Great improvements to scalability have been made in the recent release of The Unified Appliance – VSC/VP/SRA.  The scale requirements will be different for the two different components VSC and SRA. This is because SRA works at the SRM level which has its own operational limits while VSC works at the vCenter level which has a different set of limits.

Before we get started let me 1st provide a quick definition table of the acronyms used in this article:

Acronym Definition
VSC Virtual Storage Console
VP VASA Provider
SRA Storage Replication Adapter
SRM Site Recovery Manager

Results for SRA 7.0:

 

Item SRM 6.5 Maximum SRA 7.0
Total number of virtual machines configured for protection (array-based replication, vSphere Replication, and storage policy protection combined) 5,000 N/A
Total number of virtual machines configured for protection using array-based replication 5,000 2000
Total number of virtual machines configured for protection using vSphere Replication 2,000 N/A
Total number of virtual machines configured for storage policy protection 2,000 N/A
Total number of virtual machines configured for storage policy protection with stretched storage 1,000 N/A
Total number of virtual machines per protection group 500 300
Total number of protection groups for array-based replication protection groups and vSphere Replication protection groups combined 250 100
Total number of storage policy protection groups 32 N/A
Total number of recovery plans 250 250
Total number of protection groups per recovery plan 250 100
Total number of virtual machines per recovery plan 2,000 900
Total number of replicated datastores (using array-based replication) 255 255
(SRA 4.0 was 100)

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