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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage – An Overview

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery program  designed to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between the recovery vCenter Server site and protected vCenter Server site. VMware Site Recovery Manager orchestrates the data recovery process through replication mechanisms to minimize system down time and data loss. As being the leading accredited training partner for VMware, we at Microtek Learning, provide 2 days comprehensive training for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage; as of today, VMware Site Recovery Manager is the latest version released on 24 AUG 2018. 

Learning Scope VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training:

  •  Components of Site Recovery Manager architecture

  •  Installing Site Recovery Manager software

  •  Principal disaster recovery topologies

  •  Configuration of inventory & resource mappings

  •  Storage replication options

  •  VMware vSphere® Replication™ functionality and Replication architecture

  •  Deployment & configuration of vSphere Replication for Site Recovery Manager

  •  Build Site Recovery Manager protection groups

  •  Build, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan

  •  Planned migration; Re-protect and failback

Target audience for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Course:

VSphere administrators Architects, System Engineers, Systems Integrators, professionals responsible for the deployment or management of vCenter Site Recovery Manager should consider this certification course for remarkable career boost.

 Growth Prospects after VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Training:  

  • The global big data market is growing at an unprecedented pace of 10.48% a year.

  • Organizations are more concerned for the crippling effect of data loss.

  • With the growth of big data, the global demand of data recovery is also increasing fast.

  • VMware Horizon 7.9.0 is the industry best solution to orchestrate the data recovery process through replication mechanisms.


VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Course Outline

1.  Course Introduction

  • Information  to effectively undertake this course & Resources

  • Overview of Site Recovery Manager

2.  Overview and Architecture

  • Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere® Web Client

  • Disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager

  • Site Recovery Manager features; Storage policies and Integration options

  • How Site Recovery Manager supports several disaster recovery topologies

  • Comparing disaster recovery with VMware vCloud® Air™ and Site Recovery Manager

  • Cases for Site Recovery Manager across various scenarios

3.  Installing Site Recovery Manager

  • Necessary components to deploy and use Site Recovery Manager

  • Prerequisites for installing a Site Recovery Manager server and associated database

  • Prerequisites for the Site Recovery Manager database

  • Requirements for VMware ESXi™ hosts and virtual machines for Site Recovery Manager operates

  • Installing the Site Recovery Manager software

  • Site Recovery Manager site-pairing process and Credentials required

4.  Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Importance of inventory mappings & placeholders; Configuration options

5.  Storage Replication

  • Array-based replication; vSphere Replication

  • Comparing Site Recovery Manager storage replication options

6.  Deploying Replication

  • Storage replication adapters; Process for adding array manager

  • Explore vSphere Replication architecture & functionality

  • Formulate use cases for vSphere Replication

  • Deploy & configure vSphere Replication appliance, connections & settings

  • Deploy and Register vSphere Replication server

7.  Configuring vSphere Replication

  • Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines

  • Importance of datastore mappings

  • vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling

  • vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol

8.  Building Protection Groups

  • Protection group functionality

  • Differences between array-based protection group, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups

  • Creating and customizing protection group and settings

  • Remove a protection from virtual machine

  • Storage profile creation for protection group

9.  Building Recovery Plans

  • Recovery plan concepts; Recovery plan steps

  • Network planning & customization options in recovery plan

  • Site Recovery Manager alarm options

  • Implement, customize and investigate the recovery plans

10.  Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  • Use cases for Site Recovery Manager; Planned migration

  • Site Recovery Manager workflows

  • Importance of VMware vSphere® VMFS re-signaturing

  • Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies

  • Conducting a recovery plan test execution; Recovery plan reports

  • Effects on the storage layer during recovery steps

  • Recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode

  • Storage layer changes for plan execution types

  • Recovery steps for each execution type

  • How to re-protect a data center; Examine re-protect plans

Prerequisite for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Certification Exam:

Then ideal candidate must have passed VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6], VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6], VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6], VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5] courses or must have documented administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.

FAQs for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage Course

Q. What changes occur when SRM fails over a VM?

GUID, MAC address, VM config (nics, drives, etc) are preserved by VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager.  MOID, DRS configurations n VM permissions are not preserved. Site Recovery Manage does not preserve any affinity rules, limits and reservations  placed on the virtual machine.

Q. Can Site Recovery Manager fail over automatically?

In almost all the scenarios, falling over of Site Recovery Manager in an automated fashion is a very poor idea.

Q. What are the key requirements for SRM to change VM IP addresses?

1. VM must have supported version of installed VMtools

2. OS on VM must be compatible to vCenter’s Guest OS Customization feature.

Q. Who is the instructor for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage training?

Our trainers for this VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage training have certified credentials in this domains along with years’ experience in conducting similar trainings.

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