VMSR: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage (V5.8)

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About This Course

This two-day, hands-on training course equips experienced VMware vSphere® administrators with the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ 5.8. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install,Configure, Manage or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of disaster recovery concepts
  • Basic knowledge of storage array technology

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Summarize the components of vCenter Site Recovery Manager architecture
  • Install vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 software
  • Understand storage replication options used with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Deploy and configure VMware vSphere® Replication™ for use with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Configure inventory mappings in vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Build protection groups based on vSphere Replication
  • Build and test a recovery plan
  • Perform reprotect and failback operations following recovery plan execution

 Course Outline

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics

  • Course goals and objectives

  • About vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • VMware online resources

  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager product documentation

Lesson 2: Overview and Architecture

  • Describe how vCenter Site Recovery Manager is used for disaster recovery

  • Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client as the interface for vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Discuss vCenter Site Recovery Manager features

  • Compare different vCenter Site Recovery Manager architecture topologies Lesson

Lesson 3: Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Identify version requirements for the vSphere and vCenter elements that operate with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Describe requirements for installing vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server software

  • Discuss alternatives for the vCenter Site Recovery Manager database

  • Install the vCenter Site Recovery Manager software

  • Describe the site pairing process

  • Define the credentials required for pairing sites

Lesson 4: Storage Replication

  • Describe how array-based replication operates with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Describe how vSphere Replication operates with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Compare array-based replication and vSphere Replication as options to work with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Lesson 5: Deploying Replication

  • Describe storage replication adapters

  • Describe the process for adding an array manager to vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Describe vSphere Replication architecture with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Describe the components of vSphere Replication

  • Define use cases for vCenter Site Recovery Manager using 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

Lesson 6: Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Describe inventory mappings

  • Describe network mappings

  • Discuss placeholder datastores

  • Refresh inventory mappings when recovery site changes are made

Lesson 7: Configuring vSphere Replication

  • Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective (RPO) scheduling

  • Describe retaining multiple points in time (MPIT) instances

  • Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines

  • Explain how vSphere Replication stores replicated data

  • Discuss configuring vSphere Replication target servers

Lesson 8: Building Protection Groups

  • Define the function of vCenter Site Recovery Manager protection groups

  • Describe array-based protection groups

  • Describe vSphere Replication protection groups

  • Create a protection group

  • Configure protection group settings

  • Remove protection from a virtual machine

Lesson 9: Building Recovery Plans

  • Discuss how recovery plans protect virtual machines

  • Discuss network planning for recovery plans

  • Describe how recovery plans can be customized

  • Discuss monitoring recovery plan activity using VMware vCenter™ alarms

  • Create a recovery plan

  • Configure virtual machine properties in a recovery plan

  • Remove a recovery plan

Lesson 10: Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  • Compare planned migration and disaster recovery using recovery plans

  • Describe the differences between testing and running a recovery plan

  • Describe how vCenter Site Recovery Manager works with various vSphere technologies and components

  • Describe how to run a recovery plan

  • Identify the recovery steps for planned migration and disaster recovery

  • Discuss using the Force Recovery option for recovery plans

  • Describe reprotect and failback operations and why they are necessary

  • Perform a reprotect operation

  • Perform a failback operation

 

 


 

Who Should Attend

 

  • vSphere administrators

  • architects,

  • system engineers

  • systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of vCenter Site Recovery Manager