I got a similar question related to svMotion and replication. At the target site, I can see that replica VM being automatically added to the "VM Overrides" list with SDRS set to Manual Mode so that corresponding VMDKs cannot be moved during the replication process. Perfect!
Problem is that our Veeam Proxy appliances are also part of the SDRS cluster (set to fully automated) meaning that:
1/ Replication process starts
2/ Replica VM is added to Storage DRS "VM Overrides"
3/ Snapshot of Replica VM is created
4/ Replica VM disks are attached to Proxy VM >>> VMDKs are now "owned" by Proxy VM and CAN be svMotioned
Knowing that, I guess I should disable SDRS for all Proxy VMs to avoid any issue. But I don't really know how to do it easily as we got 4 different storage tiers and proxy VMs are hosted on only one tier.
Thus I cannot add them to the "VM overrides" list of all other tiers (unless I add a tiny disk of each tier to each proxy...).
How do you guys deal with that? Aren't there any best practices related to SDRS & Virtual Appliance mode? Thanks.