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DRBC Design - Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Fundamentals

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 4 Hours
Overview:
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Design is a self-paced course that provides students with a 4-hour introduction to disaster recovery and business continuity concepts and enables them to map some of these concepts to specific VMware product features.

The course consists of four modules:

1.  An Introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.  
2.  Using Decision Trees to Design Disaster Recovery Plans.
3.  Using Decision Trees to Design Business Continuity Plans.
4.  Mapping VMware Product Features to DRP and BCP Requirements.

Objectives:    After this course, you should be able to:
•  Describe the differences between disaster recovery and business continuity.
•  Describe decision trees involved in disaster-recovery design with vSphere/vCenter and SRM, and the pros and cons of each path in the tree.  
•  Map SRM features to DR concepts.  
•  Describe vSphere best practices that facilitate successful DR implementations.
•  Describe the role of VMware clustering and backup/restore technologies in disaster recovery.  
•  Plan for performance monitoring in the event of a failover.  
•  Describe the business planning and process planning required to implement a disaster recovery and business continuity design for a VMware vSphere deployment.
 
Intended Audience:    Employees responsible for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and other disaster recovery and business continuity related products and services.
 
Outline:    Module 1: Introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Disasters
•  Definition of Disaster
•  Service Disruptions and Failures
•  Challenges of Disaster Recovery Planning
•  Traditional Disaster Recovery
Recovery Sites
•  Remote Recovery Site
•  Data Replication
•  Remote Site Separation
•  Fail-over and Fail-back
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Issues
•  Disaster Recovery Plans
•  Testing
•  Post-Disaster Problems
•  Business Continuity Plans
•  DR and BC Are Not Products
•  Storage Architecture
Planning Process
•  Risk Assessment
•  Business Impact Analysis
•  Regulatory Compliance
•  Recovery Point Objectives
•  Recovery Time Objectives
•  Develop DRPs
•  Design DR Systems
•  Create Runbooks
•  Develop BCPs
•  Test DRPs

Module 2: Using Decision Trees to Design Disaster Recovery Plans
Decision Trees for DRPs
•  Select applications to protect
•  Select priorities
•  Select levels of protection
•  Select recovery sites
•  Design backups
•  Design storage
•  Design replication
•  Design power and facilities
•  Design performance monitoring during failover
•  Test frequency

Module 3: Using Decision Trees to Design Business Continuity Plans
Decision Tress for BCPs
•  Level of Service
•  Impact on production at multi-use recovery sites
•  Backups while at the recovery sites
•  Managing power
•  Managing facilities
•  Length of time at recovery site
•  Failback - all at once or in stages?
•  Order of failback

Module 4: Mapping VMware Product Features to DRP and BCP
•  VMware vCenter SRM
•  VMware High Availability
•  VMware Dynamic Resource Scheduler
•  VMware Dynamic Power Manager
•  VMware Fault Tolerance
•  VMware Consolidated Backup
•  VMware Data Recovery