SRM & datastore names

By default, when doing a failover with SRM the VMFS Datastores will be labeled with a “snap-xxxxxxx-name” because they will have been re-signatured during the failover process.

This can cause issues for applications that may utilise the datastore name (for example some backup applications).

To stop the renaming of the datastores edit the Advanced Settings of each SRM server using vSphere Client, then navigate to storageProvider -> storageProvider.fixRecoveredDatastoreNames and ensure that the check box is ticked.