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VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage

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USD 1,240 excl. VAT

On Demand

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Course Content

What you'll will learn

This two-day, hands-on training course gives experienced VMware vSphere® administrators the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 8.2.

This course also shows you how to write and test disaster recovery plans that use Site Recovery Manager.



This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
• VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
• VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]
• VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.x]

• VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x]
Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
• Summarize the components of Site Recovery Manager architecture
• Deploy and configure the Site Recovery Manager appliance
• Describe the principal disaster recovery topologies that are used with Site Recovery Manager
• Configure inventory and resource mappings
• Describe the storage replication options that are used with Site Recovery Manager
• Configure Site Recovery Manager to leverage array-based replication

• Describe VMware vSphere® Replication™ functionality
• Describe the vSphere Replication architecture
• Deploy and configure vSphere Replication for use with Site Recovery Manager
• Build Site Recovery Manager protection groups based on vSphere Replication
• Build, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan
• Perform a planned migration
• Perform reprotect and failback using Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Course Outline


1. Course Introduction
• Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
• Identify resources for additional information
2. Overview and Architecture
• Discuss Site Recovery Manager architecture
• Examine disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager
• Describe Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere® ClientTM
• Discuss Site Recovery Manager features
• Analyze Site Recovery Manager storage policies and integration options
• Discuss how Site Recovery Manager supports several disaster recovery topologies
• Identify use cases for Site Recovery Manager across various scenarios
• Describe how VMware Site Recovery™ for VMware Cloud™ on AWS integrates with Site Recovery Manager.
3. Deploy & Configure Site Recovery Manager
• Identify the requirements to deploy Site Recovery Manager
• Discuss the benefits of the Site Recovery Manager appliance
• Explore vSphere deployment models
• Deploy the Site Recovery Manager appliance
• Navigate the Site Recovery Manager configuration user interface
• Describe the process to register Site Recovery Manager with VMware vCenter Server®
• Configure site pairing
• Identify how to perform updates to the Site Recovery Manager appliance
4. Configuring Inventory Mappings
• Outline the importance of inventory mappings
• Examine configuration options for inventory mappings
• Outline the importance of placeholders
5. Using Array-based Replication
• Describe array-based replication
• Discuss the role of the Storage Replication Adapter (SRA)
• Explore the relationship between devices, consistency groups and datastore groups
• Configure array pairs
6. vSphere Replication
• Explore vSphere Replication architecture
• Examine vSphere Replication functionality
• Formulate use cases for vSphere Replication
• Deploy a vSphere Replication appliance
• Configure vSphere Replication appliance settings
• Configure a vSphere Replication appliance connection
• Deploy a vSphere Replication server
• Register a vSphere Replication server

7. Replicating Virtual Machines with vSphere Replication
• Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
• Explain the importance of datastore mappings
• Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
• Describe the vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol
8 Building Protection Groups
• Define protection group functionality
• Examine the differences between array-based protection groups, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups
• Create a protection group
• Discuss protection group settings
• Remove protection from a virtual machine
• Create a storage profile protection group
9. Building Recovery Plans
• Discuss recovery plan concepts
• List recovery plan steps
• Discuss network planning
• Discuss customization options in recovery planning
• Outline how to implement a recovery plan
• Investigate recovery plan options
10. Testing and Running a Recovery Plan
• Discuss use cases for Site Recovery Manager
• Describe planned migration
• Identify Site Recovery Manager workflows
• Discuss the importance of VMware vSphere® VMFS resignaturing
• Examine Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies
• Outline how to conduct a recovery plan test
• Perform recovery plan test execution
• Identify the effects on the storage layer during recovery steps
• Explain a recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode
• Understand storage layer changes for plan execution types
• Identify the recovery steps for each execution type
• Describe how to reprotect a data center
• Examine failback steps
11. Monitoring and Troubleshooting
• Discuss Site Recovery Manager alarms
• Explore Site Recovery Manager history reports
• Configuring advanced Site Recovery Manager settings
• Describe how to modify logging levels
• Explain how to collect log bundles
• Identify key log locations

Further information

If you would like to know more about this course please contact us

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