Introduction to VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.5

Introduction Site Recovery Manager is a site migration and disaster recovery solution from VMware. As an extension to VMware vCenter server, VMware Site recovery delivers a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that provides disaster recovery, site migration and non-disruptive testing capabilities in your environment. In conjunction with various replication solutions including VMware vSphere Replication™ …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 12 – Disaster Recovery using vSphere Replication

You can use vSphere Replication to replicate data to servers at the recovery site with VMware Site Recovery Manager. You don’t need to configure any storage array in case of vSphere Replication. To use vSphere Replication with Vmware Site Recovery Manager it is required to have vSphere Replication deployed, configured and integrated with vCenter. Before …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 11 – Disaster Recovery By Running a Recovery Plan

In previous article we covered the key differences between the testing a recovering plan and performing disaster recovery by running a recovery plan. In this article we would be performing disaster recovery by running a recovery plan. You can select to perform a planned migration of virtual machines or recovery of virtual machine under unplanned …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Differences Between Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

In previous article, we covered cleaning up of test plan performed. In upcoming article we will be performing disaster recovery on application server in recovery site. Testing a recovery plan has no lasting effects on either the protected site or the recovery site, but running a recovery plan has significant effects on both sites. Understanding the significant …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 10 – Clean Up After Testing a Recovery Plan

In previous article we performed testing of a recovery plan. You must complete the clean-up operation before you can run a fail-over or another test. After you test a recovery plan, you can return the recovery plan to the Ready state by running a clean-up operation. Site Recovery Manager performs several clean-up operations after a test. Powers …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 9 – Creating and Testing Recovery plan

In previous article we created protection group. Once you configure Site Recovery Manager at the protected and recovery site, next is to create a recovery plan. A recovery plan is like a automated run book. It controls every step of the recovery process, including the order in which Site Recovery Manager powers on and powers …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 8 – Creating Protection Group

In previous set of article we covered Inventory Mapping between protected and recovery site and Configured SRM Array Manager. Now after configuring a replication solution, you can create protection groups. A protection group is a collection of virtual machines that Site Recovery Manager protects together using recovery plan. You can have multiple protection groups in a …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 7 – Configuring Placeholder DataStore

If you create Array – Based replication or vSphere replication protection group, Site Recovery Manager creates a placeholder Virtual Machine at the recovery site for each virtual machine in the protection group. A placeholder virtual machine is a subset of Virtual Machine files and do not represent full copies for the protected virtual machine. Site Recovery …

VMware Site Recovery Manager ( SRM 6.1 ) – Part 6 – Configuring Inventory Mapping

In previous article we discussed on Storage Replication Adapter and configuration of VMware SRM Array Manager. Next step required to do perform inventory mapping for Resource, Network and Virtual Machine folders in the protected site with the resources, network and Virtual Machine folders in recovery site at Site – Wide level. Mappings allow you to …

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM 6.1) – Part 5 – Configuring SRM Array Manager

In previous post we configured pairing between the production and the recovery site. In this post we will be covering Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and configuration of VMware SRM Array Manager. After you pair the protected site and recovery site, configure their respective array managers so that Site Recovery Manager can discover replicated …