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VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1]

Effectively install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.1.

GK# 3245

Course Overview


In this hands-on course, you will gain the knowledge needed to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1. This course also equips you with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use SRM.

This course is not required for any VMware certification, but the content of the course is a subset of the knowledge tested in the VMware Certified Design Expert exam.


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What You'll Learn

  • Install Site Recovery Manager software 
  • Principal disaster recovery topologies that are used with Site Recovery Manager 
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings 
  • storage replication options that are used with Site Recovery Manager 
  • VMware vSphere Replication functionality and 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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Classroom Live Outline

1. Course Introduction

  • Necessary information to effectively undertake this course
  • Resources for additional information
  • Overview of Site Recovery Manager

2. Overview and Architecture

  • Disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager
  • Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere Web Client 
  • Site Recovery Manager features
  • Site Recovery Manager storage policies and integration options
  • How Site Recovery Manager supports several disaster recovery topologies
  • Use cases for Site Recovery Manager across various scenarios
  • Compare disaster recovery with VMware vCloud Air and Site Recovery Manager

3. Installing Site Recovery Manager

  • Necessary components to deploy and use Site Recovery Manager
  • Prerequisites for installing a Site Recovery Manager server and the associated database
  • Prerequisites for the Site Recovery Manager database
  • Requirements for VMware ESXi hosts and virtual machines with which Site Recovery Manager operates
  • Install the Site Recovery Manager software
  • Site Recovery Manager site-pairing process
  • Credentials required for Site Recovery Manager site pairing

4. Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Outline the importance of inventory mappings
  • Configuration options for inventory mappings
  • Outline the importance of placeholders

5. Storage Replication

  • Array-based replication
  • vSphere Replication
  • Compare Site Recovery Manager storage replication options

6. Deploying Replication

  • Storage replication adapters
  • Process for adding an array manager in Site Recovery Manager
  • vSphere Replication architecture
  • 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. Configuring vSphere Replication

  • Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
  • Importance of datastore mappings
  • vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
  • vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol

8. Building Protection Groups

  • Protection group functionality
  • Differences between array-based protection group, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups
  • Create a protection group
  • Protection group settings
  • Remove protection from a virtual machine
  • Create a storage profile protection group

9. Building Recovery Plans

  • Recovery plan concepts
  • Recovery plan steps
  • Network planning
  • Customization options in recovery planning 
  • Site Recovery Manager alarm options
  • How to implement a recovery plan
  • Recovery plan options
  • Customization of recovery plans

10. Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  • Use cases for Site Recovery Manager
  • Planned migration
  • Site Recovery Manager workflows
  • Importance of VMware vSphere VMFS re-signaturing
  • Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies
  • How to conduct a recovery plan test
  • Perform recovery plan test execution
  • Effects on the storage layer during recovery steps
  • Recovery plan reports
  • Recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode
  • Storage layer changes for plan execution types
  • Recovery steps for each execution type
  • How to reprotect a data center 
  • Failback steps



This class requires completion of one of the following courses or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi and VMware vCenter Server:

Who Should Attend

  • vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of SRM
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day


On-demand content enables you to train on your own schedule.

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