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Cloud Computing and Virtualisation

VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage

  • Length 2 days
  • Version 8.2
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Why study this course

This 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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• VMware Site Recovery Manager [V8.2]

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What you’ll learn

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

  • Summarise 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

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Who is the course for?

vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of Site Recovery Manager

Course subjects

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

  • Analyse 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 customisation 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


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