Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

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by Michael Gordon Laverick
     
 

The Complete, Hands-On Guide to Installing and Configuring VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 is the complete, technical, hands-on guide to VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 installation and configuration for experienced VMware professionals.

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Overview

The Complete, Hands-On Guide to Installing and Configuring VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0

Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 is the complete, technical, hands-on guide to VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 installation and configuration for experienced VMware professionals.

VMware forum moderator and vExpert Mike Laverick fully explains SRM 5.0’s failover/failback procedures, walks readers through configuring storage replication with hardware from several leading suppliers, and shows how to efficiently implement fast, automated, centralized disaster recovery. Drawing on his extensive experience with SRM and vSphere, Laverick identifies common pitfalls and errors, explains why they occur, and shows exactly how to fix them.

Fully up to date for SRM 5.0, this book delivers “in-the-trenches” technical knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including expert guidance for utilizing SRM 5.0’s advanced new vSphere Replication (VR).

Coverage includes

  • Going “under the hood” with SRM 5.0 to thoroughly understand its operation
  • Configuring SRM 5.0 with Dell EqualLogic Replication, EMC Celerra Replicator, EMC CLARiiON MirrorView, HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance with Remote Copy, and NetApp SnapMirror
  • Configuring multiple LUN/volumes with virtual machines and virtual disks
  • Installing VMware SRM and configuring vSphere Replication (VR)
  • Using VR to replicate VMs across locations without third-party storage array-based replication
  • Using VR to replicate a single VM or groups of VMs to the Recovery Site
  • Efficiently configuring protected and recovery sites
  • Using Reprotect Mode to accelerate failback and enhance VM portability
  • Using dependencies and priority orders to configure SRM based on your existing categories of applications and services
  • Leveraging SRM 5.0’s scalability improvements to serve large-scale and/or cloud environments
  • Defining custom recovery plans
  • Working with alarms, export histories, and access control
  • Implementing bidirectional relationships and shared site configurations
  • Scripting automated site recovery
  • Upgrading from SRM 4.1 to SRM 5.0

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321799920
Publisher:
VMware Press
Publication date:
01/11/2012
Series:
VMware Press Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Laverick, a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor, is a full-time author/blogger/podcaster/speaker with eighteen years of experience in VMware and related technologies. Now a VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group, he runs the virtualization website and blog RTFM Education, which publishes free guides and utilities for VMware users. Laverick has been honored with VMware’s vExpert award, assisted Irish and Scottish VMware user groups, and has published several books on VMware technologies.

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If you have been working with Vmware vSphere for some time? If you have, then this book is for you! Author Michael Gordon Laverick, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is a complete guide to using SRM. Author Laverick, begins by providing a brief introduction to Site Recovery Manager and discusses some use cases. Then, the author guides you through the configuration of replication with Dell EqualLogic arrays, and covers the basic configuration of the ESXi iSCSI initiator. Next, he covers the configuration of replication with EMC Celerra arrays. The author also guides you through the configuration of replication with CLARiiON arrays. He continues by covering the configuration of replication with the HP P4000 VSA. Next, he guides you through the configuration of NetApp replication arrays, and covers configuration for FC, iSCSI and NFS. The author also covers the installation of Vmware Site Recovery Manager, and details post-configuration steps such as installing an array vendor’s Site Recovery Adapter software. He continues by detailing the steps required to configure vSphere Replication. Then, the author covers the initial setup of the Protected Site and deals with such steps as pairing the sites, inventory mappings, array manager configuration, and placeholder datastore configuration. Next, he covers the basic configuration of the Recovery Plan at the Recovery Site. The author also discusses how Recovery Plans can have very detailed customization designed around a business need. He continues by showing you how administrators can configure alarms and alerts to assist in the da-to-day maintenance of SRM. Then, the author shows you more complicated SRM relationships where SRM protects VMs at multiple sites. Next, he covers the real execution of A Recovery Plan, rather than merely a test. The author also covers what to do if Site Recovery Manager is not available. Finally, he shows you a high-level view of how to upgrade SRM 4.1 to SRM 5.0. This most excellent book flags what’s new in the SRM product. Perhaps more importantly, in the future, the author imagines using the technology that currently sits behind SRM being used to move virtual machines from an internal private cloud to an external public cloud—and from one cloud provider to another.