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

This two-day, hands-on training course gives experienced VMware vSphere® administrators the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 6.1. This course also shows you how to write and test disaster recovery plans that use Site Recovery Manager.

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

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following 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
  • 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
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings
  • 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

Pre-Requisites

Please note: All VMware course materials are available to delegates in e-courseware format only. VMware will email delegates with instructions on how to access their e-book entitlement no less than 48 hours before their course is due to take place. If you have an existing VMware MyLearn account it is imperative that you notify us of the email address you have registered to this account.

Delegates attending this course will be provided with the option to purchase a printed copy of their courseware. This service is provided by Gilmore on behalf of VMware directly and hard copy materials cannot be purchased during the course. Delegates will gain access to this service via the license code email you will receive for your e-courseware.

Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either dual monitors or single monitor plus a tablet device

Technical pre-reqs:

This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
  • VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.5 to V6]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]

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

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 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

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 Inventory Mappings

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

Configuring vSphere Replication

  • Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
  • Explain the importance of datastore mappings
  • Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
  • Describe vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol

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

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