Overview


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.

Product Alignment

  • VMware Site Recovery Manager [V8.2]

Intended 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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Prerequisites

Prerequisites:

This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x]
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Delegates will learn how to

bjectives:

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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
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Outline

1 Course Introduction

  • Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
  • Identify resources for additional information

2 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.

3 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

4 Configuring Inventory Mappings

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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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
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