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Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Abhilash G B

Use VMware vCenter SRM as a disaster recovery solution leveraging both array-based replication and vSphere Replication.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782176442
Paperback162 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to deploy and use vSphere Replication as a standalone disaster recovery solution.
  • Configure SRM to leverage array-based or vSphere replication engine.
  • Use SRM to orchestrate the execution of recovery plans.

Who This Book Is For

This book is a guide for anyone who is keen on using vSphere Replication or vCenter Site Recovery Manager as a disaster recovery solution. This is an excellent handbook for solution architects, administrators, on-field engineers, and support professionals. Although the book assumes that the reader has some basic knowledge of data center virtualization using VMware vSphere, it can still be a very good reference for anyone who is new to virtualization.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.5
So what exactly are RPO and RTO?
What is Site Recovery Manager (SRM)?
Laying the groundwork for an SRM environment
Chapter 2: Creating Protection Groups and Recovery Plans
Datastore groups
Protection Groups
Creating a Protection Group
Recovery Plans
Creating a Recovery Plan
Chapter 3: Testing and Performing a Failover and Failback
Testing a Recovery Plan
Performing a Planned Migration
Performing a disaster recovery (Failover)
Forced Recovery
Reprotecting a site
Failback to the protected site
Configuring VM recovery properties
Chapter 4: Deploying vSphere Replication 5.5
Downloading the vSphere Replication bundle
Deploying the vSphere Replication Appliance
Setting up the VRA hostname and a VRM site name for the VRA
Configuring a SQL database for VRMS
Deploying a vSphere Replication Server
Registering vSphere Replication Servers
Chapter 5: Configuring and Using vSphere Replication 5.5
Adding a remote site as a target
Configuring the replication of a VM to the local site
Configuring the replication of a VM to a remote site
How does replication work?
Using the replication seeds
Monitoring a replication
Reconfiguring a replication
Changing the target datastore
Pausing an ongoing replication
Synchronizing data immediately
Stopping a replication on a VM
Moving a replication to another VR Server
Recovering virtual machines
Configuring a Failback for virtual machines
Configuring SRM to leverage vSphere Replication

What You Will Learn

  • Familiarize yourself with disaster recovery concepts
  • Deploy vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Configure vCenter Site Recovery Manager to leverage array-based replication and vSphere Replication
  • Enable the protection of virtual machines by creating Protection Groups
  • Create and test Recovery Plans
  • Migrate virtual machine workload to another site using Recovery Plans
  • Perform a Failover in the event of a disaster
  • Failback the virtual machines to the Protected Site
  • Use vSphere Replication as a standalone disaster recovery solution

In Detail

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager automates disaster recovery in a manner that no other solution does. It is programmed to leverage array-based replication and VMware's proprietary vSphere Replication engine.

This book will familiarize you with the concepts of disaster recovery using vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication.

You will learn how to deploy and confi gure vSphere Replication in the standalone mode to replicate virtual machines. You will also learn how to use vCenter Site Recovery Manager to leverage array-based replication or vSphere Replication, form Recovery Plans and orchestrate them to perform a test, Planned Migration, Failover, or Failback.


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