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™ 5.8. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use vCenter Site Recovery Manager.

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  • Comprehensive: Rich content equivalent to classroom training that meets certification course requirements, including final assessments. Some courses also include bonus items like exam vouchers.
  • Convenient: 30 days to access the content multiple times at your pace
  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of disaster recovery concepts
  • Basic knowledge of storage array technology

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

  • Summarize the components of vCenter Site Recovery Manager architecture
  • Install vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 software
  • Understand storage replication options used with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Deploy and configure VMware vSphere® Replication™ for use with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Configure inventory mappings in vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Build protection groups based on vSphere Replication
  • Build and test a recovery plan
  • Perform reprotect and failback operations following recovery plan execution

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • About vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware online resources
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager product documentation

Overview and Architecture

  • Describe how vCenter Site Recovery Manager is used for disaster recovery
  • Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client as the interface for vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Discuss vCenter Site Recovery Manager features
  • Compare different vCenter Site Recovery Manager architecture topologies

Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Identify version requirements for the vSphere and vCenter elements that operate with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe requirements for installing vCenter Site Recovery Manager Server software
  • Discuss alternatives for the vCenter Site Recovery Manager database
  • Install the vCenter Site Recovery Manager software
  • Describe the site pairing process
  • Define the credentials required for pairing sites

Storage Replication

  • Describe how array-based replication operates with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe how vSphere Replication operates with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Compare array-based replication and vSphere Replication as options to work with vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Deploying Replication

  • Describe storage replication adapters
  • Describe the process for adding an array manager to vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe vSphere Replication architecture with vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe the components of vSphere Replication
  • Define use cases for vCenter Site Recovery Manager using 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

  • Describe inventory mappings
  • Describe network mappings
  • Discuss placeholder datastores
  • Refresh inventory mappings when recovery site changes are made

Configuring vSphere Replication

  • Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective (RPO) scheduling
  • Describe retaining multiple points in time (MPIT) instances
  • Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
  • Explain how vSphere Replication stores replicated data
  • Discuss configuring vSphere Replication target servers

Building Protection Groups

  • Define the function of vCenter Site Recovery Manager protection groups
  • Describe array-based protection groups
  • Describe vSphere Replication protection groups
  • Create a protection group
  • Configure protection group settings
  • Remove protection from a virtual machine

Building Recovery Plans

  • Discuss how recovery plans protect virtual machines
  • Discuss network planning for recovery plans
  • Describe how recovery plans can be customized
  • Discuss monitoring recovery plan activity using VMware vCenter™ alarms
  • Create a recovery plan
  • Configure virtual machine properties in a recovery plan
  • Remove a recovery plan

Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  • Compare planned migration and disaster recovery using recovery plans
  • Describe the differences between testing and running a recovery plan
  • Describe how vCenter Site Recovery Manager works with various vSphere technologies and components
  • Describe how to run a recovery plan
  • Identify the recovery steps for planned migration and disaster recovery
  • Discuss using the Force Recovery option for recovery plans
  • Describe reprotect and failback operations and why they are necessary
  • Perform a reprotect operation
  • Perform a failback operation

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