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Site Recovery Manager Install, Configure and Manage V6.1

  • Course Code VMSRM
  • Duration 2 days

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Course Overview


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™ 6.1. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge how to write and test disaster recovery plans that use vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 15-16 August, 2018
    • Location: Riyadh


    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 14-15 November, 2018
    • Location: Riyadh


Target Audience


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

Course Objectives

  • Summarize the components of Site Recovery Manager architecture
  • Install Site Recovery Manager software
  • 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
  • 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 Content

Course Introduction
  • Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
  • Identify resources for additional information
  • Outline an overview of Site Recovery Manager

Overview and Architecture

  • Examine disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere® Web Client
  • 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
  • Compare disaster recovery with VMware vCloud® Air™ and Site Recovery Manager

Installing Site Recovery Manager

  • Identify the necessary components to deploy and use Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe prerequisites for installing a Site Recovery Manager server and the associated database
  • Describe prerequisites for the Site Recovery Manager database
  • Discuss requirements for VMware ESXi™ hosts and virtual machines with which Site Recovery Manager operates
  • Install the Site Recovery Manager software
  • Describe the Site Recovery Manager site-pairing process
  • Define the credentials required for Site Recovery Manager site pairing

Configuring Inventory Mappings

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

Storage Replication

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

Deploying Replication

  • Describe storage replication adapters
  • Describe the process for adding an array manager in Site Recovery Manager
  • 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

Configuring 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 group, 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
  • Recognize Site Recovery Manager alarm options
  • Outline how to implement a recovery plan
  • Investigate recovery plan options
  • Describe the customization of recovery plans

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
  • Review recovery plan reports
  • 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

Course Prerequisites


This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VISCM - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]
  • VSFT - VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
  • VMWN - VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6]
  • VST - VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]

Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.

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