This 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.


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Learning 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 Introduction

  • Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
    Identify resources for additional information

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Outline the importance of inventory mappings
    Examine configuration options for inventory mappings
    Outline the importance of placeholders

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of Site Recovery Manager will benefit from this course.




While there are no prerequisites for this course, please ensure you have the right level of experience to be successful in this training.


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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