No credentials found for peer of SRM server https://srm_ip:9086/vcdr/extapi/sdk

This error is appearing on the following vRO + SRM Plugins (6.5/6.5.1/8.1/8.1.1) and it has been mentioned on the VMware Blog.

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2863861

Case Scenario Requirements

  • Use pre-configured Datastore and Protection Group with Storage Replication.
  • Select in blueprint if required or not “SRM/DR “.

Error encountered during Implementation scenario

No credentials found for peer of SRM server https://srm_ip:9086/vcdr/extapi/sdk

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Solution

In a nutshell the solution requires “SRM to get a new token authentication” during the workflow process. Basically what you need to do is below:

  1. Add workflow for Login to Remote Site ( This will generate a new authentication token)
  2. Convert VM to UnassignedReplicateVM ( Makes sure if any protection group is in place get’s cleanup)
  3. Add Replicated VM to vSphere Replication Group ( In case you have vSphere Replication / if you have Storage Replication you may ignore this part )
  4. Protect Virtual Machine

Working like a charm!! 🙂

End to End – Scenario Requirement

  • After sending Parameters from vRA to vRO via custom properties
  • Reading it 🙂
  • Check for DisasterRecovery true/false
  • Find vmName to match vmObject (vCenter vm)
  • Prepare remaining items (SRM Server / Protection Group)

This item I won’t enter in details because I had to create multi tenant environment and search in configuration elementsfor specific vCenters & SRM Servers …. too complex for only adding your SRM/PG into properties. You may just simply make it fixed value for your environment as Attributes reading from a configuration element.

  • Last step where the solution took place
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Special Help and BIG THANKS to

Katherine Skilling (https://kskilling.com/ helping me for couple of hours to find this solution.

If you would like to know a bit more about SRM and vRO Plugin related with vSprehere Replication, please please pay visit to her’s blog.

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