Running SRM (Site Recovery Manager) in an active/active setup

Hi Guys,

I am curious about using SRM to protect VMs in 2 data centres that are both active.

Data centre A has a bunch of VMs that need to be replicated over to Data Centre B using async array replication
But Data Centre B has  bunch of different VMs that need to replicated over to Data Centre A.

Both data centres have enough spare capacity to cope with a total failure at one site. I was wondering how would this work with SRM as normally you have just one source site and one target site?

Can you essentially have one recovery plan configured at Site A going to Site B and another recovery plan from configure at Site B going to Site A with async replication.

What are the licensing implications and is there any documentation or links to such a setup?

This wayu no matter what site fails, all VMs will be accounted for

Cheers

Bilal
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asavenerCommented:
It is possible to have VMs at both sites protected.  

No additional licensing.

Only consideration is that you need enough storage at each location to support your configuration.

You will just have different protection groups and recovery plans for the VMs at each site.
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