VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM): Fundamentals [V4.1]

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 2 Hours
This eLearning course demonstrates how to install and use SRM to create, test, and run disaster recovery plans.

The course consists of three modules:
•  Introducing Site Recovery Manager discusses basic disaster recovery concepts and describes the key features and basic architecture of Site Recovery Manager.

•  Setting Up Protection demonstrates how to install SRM and set up one or more protection sites.

•  Managing Disaster Recovery demonstrates how to create, configure, test, and run disaster recovery plans. It also discusses administration tasks such as controlling access, setting alarms, and configuring advanced settings.

Objectives:    After this course, students should be able to:
•  Discuss the key challenges of disaster recovery
•  Describe how SRM works
•  Install SRM
•  Set up a protection site
•  Create, test, and run disaster recovery plans
•  Administer SRM
Intended Audience:    System administrators and systems integrators new to VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM).
Prerequisites:    The course assumes that students know how to use VMware vCenter Server to manage a vSphere datacenter.
Outline:    1: Introducing Site Recovery Manager
Disaster recovery (DR) concepts
•  DR terminology
•  DR in a virtual datacenter
•  DR with SRM
SRM architecture
•  SRM component overview
•  Storage array integration
•  Recovery plan components

2: Setting Up Protection
•  Planning and preparation
•  Installation steps
•  Guided Practice: Install SRM
Protection Setup
•  SRM configuration tasks
•  Guided Practice: Configure SRM
•  About protection groups
•  Virtual machine customization
•  Guided Practice: Create protection groups and customize virtual machines
Setting up a Shared Recovery Site
•  Architecture
•  Installation procedure
•  Using custom SRM plug-ins

3: Managing Disaster Recovery
Working with Recovery Plans
•  About recovery plans
•  Customizing recovery plans
•  Testing and failovers
•  Guided Practice: Create and test a recovery plan
•  Failback
•  Design guidelines for large environments
•  Ongoing considerations
SRM Administration
•  Access control
•  Monitoring and alarms
•  Configuring advanced settings