VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install Configure Manage [V8.2] Training

This two-day, hands-on training 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. Note: This course is based on beta software.
Course Details


2 days


Completed one of the following course(s):
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track
  • VMware vSphere: What's New
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting
  • Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.

Target Audience

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

Skills Gained

  • Summarize 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
Course Outline
  • 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
    • 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
    • Describe how VMware Site Recovery™ for VMware Cloud™ on AWS integrates with Site Recovery Manager.
  • 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
  • Configuring Inventory Mappings
    • Outline the importance of inventory mappings
    • Examine configuration options for inventory mappings
    • Outline the importance of placeholders
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Building Recovery Plans
    • Discuss recovery plan concepts
    • List recovery plan steps
    • Discuss network planning
    • Discuss customization options in recovery planning
    • Outline how to implement a recovery plan
    • Investigate recovery plan options
  • 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
  • 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
  • Product Alignment
    • VMware Site Recovery Manager [V8.2]