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VMware Site Recovery Manager V5 May 30, 2012

Posted by vbry21 in VMware Training.
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SRM V5

On the course this week we’ve talked about various HA scenarios that we need to protect against, one of the topics refers to protection at every level within the vSphere product.

Here goes.

At the component level we have NIC Teaming on our virtual switches and that will protect against a NIC failure, we also have storage multipathing.

At the Server level we have vMotion, Distributed Resource Scheduling, High Availability and VM Fault Tolerance.

At the Storage level we have Storage vMotion and Storage DRS.

The Data level is protected by the vStorage APIs which allow third party backup solutions such as Veeam, or we can use VMware’s Data Recovery Virtual APP.

Now onto the Site Level, I’ve been looking at SRM V5, I’ve used the various different versions of this product, but now I’m concentrating on Version 5 and for me, it’s much improved.

To summarise the product, SRM is designed to protect Virtual Machines residing in datastores on replicated storage at the protected site. In the event of a storage failure or a complete site failure, the Virtual Machines can be failed over to a remote datacentre or if you prefer the recovery site. The recovery virtual machines continue to operate while the protected site is unavailable.

So why am I mentioning all of this, the reason is I work for a VMware Authorised Training Center, we run SRM courses.

If you wish a lot more detail on the product visit the following URL.

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/products/SRM/VMware-vCenter-Site-Recovery-Manager-with-vSphere-Replication-Datasheet.pdf

If you want some training, have a look at the following URL and see if this course would interest you.

http://mylearn.vmware.com/descriptions/EDU_DATASHEET_vCenterSRMICM_V5.pdf