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SRA reports error during failover: Failed to create snapshots of replica devices - Unable to add the initiators passed in SRM input to initiator group

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Applies to

  • NetApp:
  • Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) 2.x 7-Mode
  • NetApp 7-Mode OS
  • VMware:
  • Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0+


In the Recovery Plan History Report of VMware Site Recovery Manager, the following error is reported at Step 4 during failover:

Create Writeable Storage Snapshot - Error - Failed to create snapshots of replica devices. Failed to create snapshot of replica device /vol/sm_vol_name/lun. SRA command 'testFailoverStart' failed for device '/vol/vol_name/lun_name'. Unable to add the initiators passed in SRM input to initiator group Ensure that the initiators passed in the SRM input adhere to the required naming convention. For example, ensure that FC has a proper WWPN or WWNN. iSCSI has a proper IQN, and NFS has a proper IPv4 address.

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